Republican Curses Out Colleague On House Floor

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( – Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) issued an apology after he had cursed at a Republican colleague during Tuesday’s House committee hearing. 

McCaul had told Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to “go f—” himself after Issa had continued to speak despite being given down by McCaul. The incident had occurred during Tuesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee and had resulted in McCaul, who is the committee chair, issuing an apology for his statement. 

McCaul argued in a statement regarding the remarks that it had been a long day for him and he had ended up losing his temper. He argued that this was “uncharacteristic” of who he was and that he had also directly apologized to Issa who he considered one of his friends. 

A committee aide had revealed to The Hill that the House committee chair had gotten frustrated as Issa continued to speak way past his time limit, and noted that the chair had allowed five minutes for each member in order to be fair. The aide pointed out that McCaul had wanted to move to the classified briefing on the matter. 

Issa had responded to McCaul’s comments arguing that he had been called worse in the past and that it had been by people that he had not even liked. 

During the hearing, the committee heard a number of testimonies including that of retired gen. Mark Milley regarding the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. The retired generals had told the committee about the errors that had resulted in the withdrawal going the way it went and admitted that the Biden administration had made some mistakes. 

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