House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared to call House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) a “moron” on Wednesday, and the name instantly began haunting him on social media.

One common image making the rounds was a doctored C-SPAN screenshot that made one small tweak to the lawmaker’s name:

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— Aaron Fritschner (@Fritschner) July 28, 2021

Earlier this week, Dr. Brian Monahan, Congress’ attending physician, ordered all lawmakers ― vaccinated and unvaccinated ― to wear face masks in office buildings, on the House floor and during hearings and meetings. Many Republicans protested against the request.

McCarthy complained that a new mask mandate in the House to prevent the spread of the coronavirus wasn’t about science. He claimed it was a “decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state.”

When reporters asked Pelosi about McCarthy’s remarks, she said: “He’s such a moron.”

As the nickname took off, #MoronMcCarthy began trending on Twitter:

When Speaker Pelosi called Kevin McCarthy a moron, she was being kind.

— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 28, 2021

Can we call him Kevin McMoron now?

— Leslieoo7 ☠️ 🇺🇲 (@Leslieoo7) July 28, 2021

.@SpeakerPelosi today called @GOPLeader “a moron.” Quick survey on the Hill finds no one disagreeing vehemently with that assessment. Pretty much crickets.

— howardfineman (@howardfineman) July 28, 2021

Did #MoronMcCarthy just pronounce "peer review" as "per review"? That's not gonna do much to make the #MoronMcCarthy hashtag go away. 🤔

— Betty Cracker 🐊 (@bettycrackerfl) July 28, 2021

"It didn't even pass purr review," says the minority leader, suggesting a new standard for the reliability of scientific research.

— Stephen West (@Stephen_A_West) July 28, 2021

#MoronMcCarthy thinks he’s in charge of the House GOP.

— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) July 28, 2021

Yes, it's true. Kevin McCarthy's a moron. #MoronMcCarthy

— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) July 28, 2021

#MoronMcCarthy, this you?👇

— Star (@StarNoNumbers) July 28, 2021

So he doesn't like being called #MoronMcCarthy? Probably shouldn't tweet that then.

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