House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) drew the wrath of former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt on Sunday in response to McCarthy’s apparent desire to commit violence against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

As the 1/6 Select Committee continues to investigate the Capitol insurrection and whether or not several Republican lawmakers were involved with the attempt to violently overthrow democracy, McCarthy was presented the gift of a gavel by Tennessee Republicans that says “Fire Pelosi” on it.

Rather than simply accept the gavel and exercise humility, McCarthy made a disgusting remark that should at least result in an ethics complaint.

“It will be hard not to hit her with it but I will bang it down,” he said.

There are already Republicans in the House who want Pelosi to be assassinated, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.). It should also be pointed out that the insurrectionists were actively looking for Pelosi so they could murder her on January 6th. McCarthy has refused to punish either congresswoman for their threats and rhetoric, and it’s pretty clear by his own words that he’s also a security threat to Pelosi.

Steve Schmidt certainly took McCarthy’s statement seriously, and he took him to the woodshed for it on Twitter.

Some House Republicans are not only traitors and cult members, they are terrorists who have no business holding public office. They are literally trying to incite violence against Democratic lawmakers and leaders in an effort to seize power. They should be arrested and prosecuted because it’s the only way to keep this country and democracy truly safe.

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