Kevin McCarthy Removed as Speaker of the House of Representatives

For the first time in U.S. history, a Speaker of the House of Representatives has been removed from power.

8 Republicans joined with Democrats to remove Kevin McCarthy as Speaker.

8 Republicans and all Democrats present voted to oust McCarthy after 269 days as speaker.

Here are the House Republicans who voted to oust McCarthy:

  • Andy Biggs of Arizona
  • Ken Buck of Colorado
  • Tim Burchett of Tennessee
  • Eli Crane of Arizona
  • Matt Gaetz of Florida
  • Bob Good of Virginia
  • Nancy Mace of South Carolina
  • Matt Rosendale of Montana

“The office of Speaker of the House of the House of Representatives is hereby declared vacant” in a 216-210 vote.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who led the charge to remove McCarthy, said:

“I have no desire to be speaker of the house.

“He has risen to power by collecting special interest money and redistributing that money in exchange for favors.

“We are breaking the fever and we should elect a speaker who is better.”

The House will now have to elect a new speaker.

It was not immediately clear who would replace the California Republican.

GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) was named speaker in the interim.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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