Reporter Calls Out Kevin McCarthy For Being A Hypocrite After He Whines About Incivility From Democrats


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) threw a hissy fit over foul language used by freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Thursday when she referred to President Donald Trump as a “motherf***er” while calling for his impeachment.

While speaking to reporters on Friday morning, McCarthy angrily whined about the language.

“Do you know what happened in the last Congress when Republicans were in the majority?” he began. “You know what our freshman class did? They put a resolution together to actually work with one another, to not use foul language. They got almost every single freshman to sign onto it! That is the difference with this new Congress and it’s wrong.”

That’s when a reporter immediately called out McCarthy for being a hypocrite.

“The president, not too long ago, referred to a woman as ‘horse face,’” the reporter said. “Who within your caucus called out the president for that type of language?”

It’s a burn for the ages, and one that McCarthy could only respond to by claiming that many Republicans criticized Trump for using such language, even though he didn’t name any examples specifically.

Here’s the video via Twitter.

And the reporter was right to call out McCarthy. After all, Trump’s Twitter feed is a swamp full of insults and offensive language attacking his critics and opponents.

And these tweets are just the tip of the iceberg as Trump has also attacked and insulted Admiral William McRaven and the late Senator John McCain, and so many others. Yet Republicans never called Trump out on any of those occasions, but have the gall to all of a sudden whine about Democrats being uncivil?

As wrong as Tlaib is to have used such language, she did not use it on the House floor. It should be pointed out that Tlaib is new at being a lawmaker and she has a lot to learn. Plus, she is already being warned by Democratic leaders, which is more than Republicans have ever done when Trump says something offensive. While her language is unacceptable, if Republicans are going to get pissy about it, they should at least call out Trump for doing the same thing inside the White House and at rallies.

It’s just more of the same “Do as we say, not as we do” mentality of Republicans like McCarthy.

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