MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 24 Oct 2021 18:21:46 +0000 Taunts raise tension between McCarthy, Pelosi http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/2081bf95ed3449d599cf56bc9ded2bd0 Controversial comments are flying between two leaders of Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. It's emblematic of the rising tension between the two major political parties since the Jan. 6 insurrection. (Aug. 2) 2081bf95ed3449d599cf56bc9ded2bd0 Tue, 03 Aug 2021 01:12:34 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT 'MAIN STREET NASHVILLE'ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington DC - 28 July 20211. Wide of person jogging in front of US Capitol buildingASSOCIATED PRESSBethesda, Maryland– 2 August 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press, Capitol Hill Reporter:"We've really seen covid tensions with the tensions around the insurrection, not to mention a new president, a new Democratic president, and sort of the legacy of Trump, who really kind of liked this kind of name-calling in this sort of back and forth politically. You've seen a different, perhaps, a stronger tension than we've seen certainly in recent years between two leaders and the relationship between (Kevin) McCarthy and (Nancy) Pelosi has very much, while it wasn't great before then, has very much deteriorated over recent months."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Bedminster, New Jersey - 7 July 20213. STILL Former President Donald Trump imitates the shooting of a gun with his finger while talking about gun violenceASSOCIATED PRESSWashington DC - 29 July 20214. STILL House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference on the steps of the CapitolASSOCIATED PRESSWashington DC - 30 July 20215. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds her hands up during a news conference inside the CapitolASSOCIATED PRESSBethesda, Maryland– 2 August 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press, Capitol Hill Reporter:"The Capitol physician had recommended that there was mask-wearing reinstated in the House. Republicans, a lot of Republicans have been very resistant to that. And McCarthy has blamed Pelosi for it, even though she says she's following what the Capitol physician has said. And that's when they traded insults over --- He said that this was like a liberal agenda, that they wanted to sort of perpetuate this pandemic culture... And that the mask mandates were not based on science and she shot back that he was a moron."ASSOCIATED PRESSWashington DC - 28 July 20217. Wide of Rep. Nancy Pelosi taking off her face mask as she walks to the podium8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:"To say that wearing a mask is not based on science, I think is is not wise..."ASSOCIATED PRESSBethesda, Maryland– 2 August 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++9. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press, Capitol Hill Reporter:"We saw another example of this this weekend when McCarthy was at a fundraiser with the Tennessee Republican Party and they had awarded him a gavel like an oversized gavel that said 'Fire Pelosi' on it. And... he said he wanted everyone in the room to be there when he was handed the gavel, which was a reference to him potentially becoming speaker...after the 2022... midterm elections."MAIN STREET NASHVILLE - MUST CREDIT 'MAIN STREET NASHVILLE'Nashville, Tennessee - 31 July 2021++AUDIO ONLY++++COVERED BY PHOTO BELOW++10. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader:"I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that gavel. It'll be hard not to hit her with it, but I'll bang it down."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington DC - 13 May 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++11. STILL House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stands in the halls of CongressUS NETWORK POOLWashington DC - 29 July 202112. Various of McCarthy at a press conference with other RepublicansASSOCIATED PRESSBethesda, Maryland– 2 August 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++13. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press, Capitol Hill Reporter:"Well, McCarthy's office said in a statement that he was joking when he said that. So there's been no apology. He's certainly not going to resign. And Pelosi did not apologize or acknowledge for the moron comment. So... No one has apologized for anything they've said. I think... that we might continue to see these kinds of tensions arise as time goes on."HOUSE TVWashington DC - 2 August 202114. Close of Pelosi leading a swearing-in ceremony inside the House chamber15. Wide of the House floorSTORYLINE:Controversial comments are flying between two leaders of Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The feud is emblematic of the rising tension between the two major political parties since the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which a violent mob of former President Donald Trump's supporters broke into the Capitol and some hunted for Pelosi by name."The relationship between McCarthy and Pelosi... while it wasn't great before then, has very much deteriorated over recent months," said Mary Clare Jalonick, a Capitol Hill Reporter for the Associated Press.The public strain between the two — extraordinary even by congressional standards — has moved beyond the insurrection into most every matter between them as McCarthy is eyeing the speakership and an election map that could be favorable to Republicans next year.While already disagreeing on most policy matters, McCarthy and Pelosi have clashed in recent weeks over the mask mandate, which some Republicans have resisted and argued is not based on science. The requirement was re-instituted in the House after a recommendation from the Capitol Physician.McCarthy blamed Pelosi for a renewed mask mandate in the House as a liberal hoax to perpetuate the pandemic. Pelosi shot back that he was a "moron."  When asked about her "moron" comment last week, Pelosi responded: "To say that wearing a mask is not based on science, I think is not wise, but that's all I am going to say about that."On Saturday, McCarthy was attending a Tennessee Republican Party Fundraiser when he was gifted an oversized gavel with the words "fire Pelosi" on it, according to local publication Main Street Nashville.The local publican also posted a controversial comment McCarthy made to the crowd saying it would be "hard not to hit" Pelosi with a gavel if he's sworn in as speaker after the 2022 midterm elections.  Several House Democrats stepped up on social media to defend Pelosi and one even urged McCarthy to resign.Asked about the comments, McCarthy's office said in a statement that "he was joking.""So there's been no apology. (McCarthy) is certainly not going to resign. And Pelosi did not apologize or acknowledge for the moron comment," Jalonick said. "No one has apologized for anything they've said. I think... that we might continue to see these kinds of tensions arise as time goes on."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Controversial comments are flying between two leaders of Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. It's emblematic of the rising tension between the two major political parties since the Jan. 6 insurrection. (Aug. 2) Taunts raise tension between McCarthy, Pelosi