Pelosi calls McCarthy 'a moron' for his mask mandate criticism House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "moron" after being asked by a reporter about his criticism of the Capitol physician's mask mandate in the House, another sign of the souring relationship between the two House party Tim Ryan slams McCarthy for mocking Capitol physician, mask mandateRep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio.) criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for mocking the Capitol physician and mask mandate. McCarthy knocks Pelosi, mask mandate: 'This House has broken the country's trust'House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) took a jab at Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over a newly reinstated mask mandate in the chamber, saying the move was not based on science. ‘Such a moron’: Pelosi heaps disdain on McCarthy for criticizing mask guidanceKevin McCarthy says mask policy a political decision by Democrats as Capitol physician reimposes mask requirement for the House House Republicans decry mask mandate but many go unvaccinated or don’t disclose statusRep Chip Roy said ‘none of your business’ In the Capitol, Revival of Mask Mandate Ignites Partisan RecriminationsLawmakers from districts with low-risk areas — many of them Democrats — are complying, while members of Congress from areas where the virus is spreading rapidly — including many Republicans — have resisted.