We have Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) saying that the former House Speaker ‘shoulder checked’ him….
This follows another incident.….
Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) again accused former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) of “shoulder-checking” him twice in the Capitol, reinforcing claims from Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) that McCarthy elbowed him in the hallway this week.
Kinzinger discussed his relationship with McCarthy in his book “Renegade” and spoke about the incidents again Friday in an interview with CNN.
“Wham! I get shoulder-checked. Never had that happen on the floor of the House,” Kinzinger said. “I turn, and Kevin McCarthy is already walking past me.”
“What a child?!” Kinzinger said of the former Speaker after a second incident weeks later.
Burchett, one of the eight GOP members to vote McCarthy out of the Speakership last month, said McCarthy elbowed him in a Capitol hallway Tuesday. Burchett, who was talking to reporters at the time, chased down the former Speaker and questioned the move.
McCarthy denied intentionally hitting Burchett, to the Tennessee congressman’s ire.
“I was standing there, and McCarthy elbowed me in the back,” Burchett told reporters after the encounter….