House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Appeared to call House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) A “jerk,” on Wednesday, and the name immediately began to haunt him on Wednesday. social networks.
One common image circling was a forged C-SPAN screenshot that made a small change to the lawmaker’s name:
Earlier this week, congressional attending physician Dr. Brian Monahan ordered all vaccinated and unvaccinated lawmakers to wear face masks in office buildings, on the House floor and during hearings and meetings . Many Republicans protested the request.
McCarthy complained that a new mask mandate in the House to prevent the spread of the coronavirus was not about science. He said it was a “decision evoked by liberal government officials who want to continue living in a state of perpetual pandemic.”
When reporters asked Pelosi about McCarthy’s remarks, she replied, “He’s such a jerk.”
As the nickname took off, #Stupid McCarthy started trending on Twitter:
When President Pelosi called Kevin McCarthy a jerk, she was nice.
– Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 28, 2021
Can we call him Kevin McMoron now?
– Leslieoo7 ️ 🇺🇲 (@ Leslieoo7) July 28, 2021
– howardfineman (@howardfineman) July 28, 2021
“It didn’t even pass the purring test,” the minority leader said, suggesting a new standard for the reliability of scientific research. https://t.co/3A6n3pVnTb
– Stephen West (@Stephen_A_West) July 28, 2021