Kevin McCarthy Out

McCarthy was ousted from his position on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, by a vote of 216 to 210.

He is the first speaker in U.S. history to be removed from office by a vote of the full House.

The motion to vacate the chair was initiated by Matt Gaetz, a Republican congressman from Florida, who accused McCarthy of collaborating with Democrats and making a secret deal with President Biden.

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The motion was supported by eight hard-right Republicans and 208 Democrats, while 210 Republicans voted to keep McCarthy as speaker.

The removal of McCarthy has created a leadership vacuum in the House and triggered a new election for the speaker. The acting speaker is Patrick McHenry, a Republican from North Carolina, who was designated by McCarthy as the speaker pro tempore until a new speaker is elected.

The House is currently in recess while the Republican and Democratic caucuses discuss their next steps.

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