Capitol Hill explodes in disarray after two congressmen get in a heated fight

Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Mike McCaul

There’s no doubt that debate has its place in politics. But sometimes it can get way out of hand.

And Capitol Hill explodes in disarray after two congressmen get into a heated fight.

Ever since the birth of this country, there’s been debate on how it should run.

Even very small things are argued over, including procedures in Congressional committees.

That was the case on Tuesday when House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-TX) got frustrated with a fellow member of the committee over his lack of rule-following during a meeting.

The meeting for the committee, which took place in front of a very small group of people, included Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) who started to speak longer than the five-minute limit that was allowed.

“We’ve been keeping a five-minute rule,” McCaul said to Issa when he began to speak over the time allotment.

“I thought it – I thought it was done. I thought it was a closing act, chairman,” Issa said in response.

Then McCaul made a brutal mistake and decided to let some frustration out while his mic was still on.

“Yeah, go f*** yourself,” McCaul said under his breath.

Of course, McCaul found it in his best interest to apologize for the inappropriate comment made towards Issa.

“It was a long day, and I lost my temper,” Rep. McCaul said according to Fox News.

“That is uncharacteristic of me and I apologize to Mr. Issa, who I consider a friend.”

Rep. Issa seemed to take things rather lightly by making a post on X that addressed the situation.

“Hey @RepMcCaul – I’ve been called worse … and by people I don’t like!” the post read.

It’s good to see that Issa was a good sport considering he was cussed at by a colleague on camera.

And regardless of political affiliation, it’s probably best that debates on Capitol Hill are done without the use of profanity and with respect.

But no one should hold their breath on that becoming the standard anytime soon.

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