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Republican Tim Burchett Says Kevin McCarthy Elbowed Him In The Back

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Republican Tim Burchett Says Kevin McCarthy Elbowed Him In The Back
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Reps. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) and Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) got into a physical altercation Tuesday inside the Capitol basement.

As the two were leaving a Republican meeting ahead of a key government funding vote in the afternoon, McCarthy passed Burchett and, according to the Tennessee lawmaker, elbowed him square in the back.

“I can still feel it, believe it or not,” Burchett told HuffPost about an hour after the incident. “It was a clean shot to the kidney.”

An NPR reporter who witnessed the moment described it as a shove by McCarthy. Burchett then accosted the former speaker.

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