With a vote of 216 to 210, the House removed McCarthy from the Speaker role.
NOW – Kevin McCarthy removed as Speaker of the U.S. House pic.twitter.com/6rfzxHTteT
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It is the first time in history the Speaker has been ousted from the role.
Eight Republicans voted against McCarthy:
Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, Rep. Tim Burchett of Tennessee, Rep. Eli Crane of Arizona, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Rep. Bob Good of Virginia, Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina and Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana.
Rep. Patrick McHenry is interim speaker:
Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina will now temporarily lead the House of Representatives after the speaker’s position was vacated on Tuesday.
McHenry, who is a top ally of Kevin McCarthy, was appointed speaker pro tempore.
His name was on a list McCarthy was required to give to the clerk in case of a vacancy.
The speaker pro tempore, which is the official title, can only recess the House, adjourn the chamber and recognize speaker nominations.
GAETZ: “It’s to the benefit of this country that we have a better speaker of the House than Kevin McCarthy. Kevin McCarthy couldn’t keep his word. He made an agreement in January regarding the way Washington would work and he violated that agreement. We are $33 trillion in debt. We are facing $2.2 trillion annual deficits. We face a de-dollarization globally that will crush Americans, working class Americans. Kevin McCarthy is a feature of the swamp. He has risen to power by collecting special interest money and redistributing that money in exchange for favors. We are breaking the fever now and we should elect a speaker who is better.”
.@RepMattGaetz speaks with reporters moments after Kevin McCarthy was OUSTED as Speaker of the House:
"It's to the benefit of this country that we have a better Speaker of the House than Kevin McCarthy!"
"We are breaking the fever now, and we should elect a speaker who's… pic.twitter.com/V7KcXE5TQ3
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