McCarthy asks GOP House members to behave during State of the Union

Kevin McCarthy.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has asked members of his party to remember that during Tuesday night's State of the Union address, the "mics are hot" and the "cameras are on," so they need to be on their best behavior, a person with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

During the GOP's closed-door conference meeting on Tuesday morning, McCarthy also reminded lawmakers that if they have their cell phones out, photographers can zoom in and see what's on the screen. McCarthy's warnings were repeated by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the House GOP conference chair, CNN reports.

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