McCarthy Ousted As Speaker
In a historic vote, Kevin McCarthy became the first Speaker of the U.S. House to be ousted while serving his term. The vote to remove McCarthy: 216 to 210 with all Democrats joining eight Republicans to oust McCarthy. The eight Republicans included Matt Gaetz, the Florida firebrand who had vowed to get ride of McCarthy.
Many called the vote chaotic but McCarthy fired back, “Chaos is McCarthy. Chaos is somebody who we cannot trust their word.” Here, Gaetz answers a throng of reporters in a video carried by The Gateway Pundit.
The question lingering on everyone’s minds? Who will be the next House speaker. Can the Republicans even hold the office or will another Democratic-GOP coalition elect someone else? Among the names being whispered as possible contenders: Steve Scalise, R, Louisiana, Byron Donalds, R, Florida, Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Elise Stefanik, R-New York, and Tom Emmer, R-Minnesota.