Congress in Upheaval
UPDATE: Representatives Gaetz filed a motion to declare the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to be vacant, stripping McCarthy of his position.
BREAKING: Rep. Matt Gaetz has filed a motion to vacate the chair against Speaker Kevin McCarthy pic.twitter.com/vkJcgjD6qA
— ALX 🎃 (@alx) October 2, 2023
From The Daily Wire. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) flashed confidence in his ability to prevail over an effort to remove him as speaker following the passage of a short-term spending bill that averted a government shutdown.
During a CBS News interview on Sunday, “Face the Nation” anchor Margaret Brennan asked McCarthy to respond to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) announcing that he intends to file a “motion to vacate” against McCarthy this coming week.
“That’s nothing new. He’s tried to do that from the moment I ran for [the] office,” McCarthy said. “Yes, I’ll survive,” he added when pressed to respond to the latest threat. …
The Florida Republican accused McCarthy of breaching an “agreement” with conservatives that allowed McCarthy to become speaker after 15 rounds of voting in January and dealing with Democrats to “really blow past spending guardrails we’d set up.” …
With leaders of the House Democrats saying they “expect” McCarthy to queue up a Ukraine aid vote when the House returns, Gaetz also faulted the speaker over what he called a “side deal” with the other party. But, in the end, Gaetz admitted he believes Democrats will “bail out” McCarthy. …
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(Excerpt from The Daily Wire. Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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