We Need to Talk About Kevin

Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy speaks to reporters in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill on October 24, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

There were three separate altercations between members of Congress on Tuesday. Somehow Matt Gaetz wasn’t involved in any of them.

If you’d asked me beforehand to guess which Republicans would be assaulted, almost assaulted, or publicly belittled by their colleagues, I would have guessed, “Matt Gaetz, Matt Gaetz, and Matt Gaetz.”

It would have been a safe bet in light of recent history. But I would have lost.

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