Social Media Memes Hilariously Depict Kevin McCarthy-Tim Burchett Skirmish

It doesn’t appear any cameras caught Tuesday’s physical altercation between Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) ― but that doesn’t mean there aren’t visuals.

Burchett, who was one of eight Republicans who voted to remove McCarthy as House speaker last month, said that McCarthy elbowed him in the back while the two Republican members of Congress were leaving a meeting.

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

Although the shove was witnessed by journalists including NPR’s Claudia Grisales, no footage has appeared yet.

Still, that didn’t stop users of X, formerly known as Twitter, from using memes to hilariously memorialize the skirmish.

And, yes, there were clowns.