(PartiallyPolitics.com) On Wednesday House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) dismissed the claims that he had been trying to silence some members of his caucus who had loud outbursts during the State of the Union address delivered by President Biden on Tuesday.

Steve Doocy, a host on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” asked the House Speaker whether he had any comments regarding those who said that the White House communication had been happy with the reactions of the GOP because it looked like Joe Biden had been standing up to them. As he noted it even looked at one point like McCarthy had been trying to shush them. This was the incident in which Doocy asked McCarthy about what exactly happened.

However, McCarthy was quick to deflect this question, by saying that the President had been actively trying to get a reaction out of the Republican members by talking about topics that he knew the GOP was passionate about.

During the State of the Union address, President Biden said that some Republicans had been trying to bring an end to Medicare and Social Security. At that point, many Republicans started shouting and opposing the statement, specifically Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who stood up and called Biden a “liar.”

When Biden spoke about the opioid crisis in the U.S. many Republicans started shouting once again saying that he should “secure the border.”

Prior to this incident McCarthy had said that the GOP would follow the congressional “code of ethics.”

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