OAN’s Sophia Flores
6:27 PM – Monday, October 2, 2023
Republican Representative Matt Gaetz Moves to Oust Speaker McCarthy
Republican Representative Matt Gaetz has taken a bold step by filing a motion to remove Kevin McCarthy from his position as Speaker of the House.
On Monday evening, Gaetz (R-Fla.) introduced a motion, which will now come down to the House of Representatives’ vote on whether or not the top House leadership post should have a new leader in place.
Due to House rules, the motion must be voted on within the next two legislative days.
In order for him to retain his position, McCarthy (R-Calif.) must collect a majority of the votes. Currently, the House has a Republican majority. However, it is only a five-seat majority. It is not yet known where the votes will fall.
At least one member of the House, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), has voiced that she plans to vote to remove McCarthy.
Gaetz has been very vocal regarding his disapproval of McCarthy.
He has consistently criticized the speaker’s handing of spending and the budget and also stated that the California native has “at one point or another… lied to all of us.”
“Members of the Republican Party might vote differently on a motion to vacate if they heard what the speaker had to share with us about his secret side deal with Joe Biden on Ukraine. I’ll be listening,” Gaetz said.
During the past two weeks, Gatez made it clear that if McCarthy passes a short-term government funding bill to the floor, he would try to oust the speaker.
The bill was passed on Saturday night with the help of Democrats.
The Floridian stayed true to his word and filed the motion to vacate two days later.
No Speaker of the House has ever successfully been removed this way in the past. Although, the motion has been attempted a handful of times.
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Title: Republican Representative Matt Gaetz Moves to Oust Speaker McCarthy
Republican Representative Matt Gaetz has made a bold move by filing a motion to remove Kevin McCarthy from his position as Speaker of the House. This development has raised significant interest and speculation about the potential change in House leadership.
Motion to Remove McCarthy:
On Monday evening, Gaetz introduced a motion that will now be put up for a vote in the House of Representatives. The outcome of this vote will determine whether or not the House will have a new leader in place. As per House rules, the motion must be voted on within the next two legislative days.
Majority Vote Needed:
McCarthy, in order to retain his position, must collect a majority of the votes. The House currently has a Republican majority, but it is only a five-seat majority. The voting outcome remains uncertain at this point, and it is unclear where the votes will fall. Notably, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York has voiced her intention to vote against McCarthy.
Criticism Towards McCarthy:
Gaetz has been vocal about his disapproval of McCarthy’s leadership. He has consistently criticized the Speaker’s handling of spending and the budget, stating that McCarthy has “lied to all of us.” Gaetz has also mentioned a secret side deal between McCarthy and President Joe Biden regarding Ukraine, suggesting that this information might affect the Republican Party’s voting choices.
Gaetz follows through on his Promise:
Gaetz had previously stated that if McCarthy passes a short-term government funding bill, he would try to oust the Speaker. The bill was ultimately passed with the help of Democrats on Saturday night. True to his word, Gaetz filed the motion to remove McCarthy two days later.
While this motion has been attempted in the past, no Speaker of the House has ever been successfully removed this way. Nevertheless, the filing of this motion marks a significant development, highlighting the divide within the Republican Party and the potential for a change in leadership.
The motion to remove Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House, filed
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