McCarthy’s unprecedented ouster as Speaker of the House, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz.
McCarthy’s Historic Ouster
- Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif, was removed from his leadership role.
- This unprecedented event marked the first time a Speaker was expelled through a House vote.
- The vote concluded with 216 in favor and 210 against McCarthy’s removal, as 8 Republicans voted along side the Democrats in an effort to remove Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House.
Gaetz Leads Rebellion
- Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., initiated a motion against McCarthy on Monday.
- Gaetz accused McCarthy of not honoring commitments made to secure his Speaker position.
- Tensions escalated with Gaetz arguing McCarthy’s unreliable leadership creates chaos.
Democrats and GOP Division
- The ousting vote saw eight Republicans and all present Democrats united against McCarthy.
- Democrats were reluctant to support McCarthy, seeking bipartisan collaboration instead.
- A faction within the GOP expressed anger at McCarthy for a short-term spending bill.