The House of Representatives voted to oust Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the speakership, with all present Democrats and eight Republicans voting to remove him from his post.
The motion to vacate was brought by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Monday, with a motion to table the attempt to oust McCarthy failing shortly prior to the vote. The ouster of McCarthy means the House will not be able to function until a new speaker has been elected.
MCCARTHY OUSTED IN HISTORIC VOTE TO STRIP HIM OF SPEAKERSHIP
Here are the House Republicans who supported the motion to remove McCarthy from the speakership:
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN)
Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
Rep. Bob Good (R-VA)
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT)
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Gaetz accused McCarthy of making a “Ukraine deal with Democrats” to pass aid for the country at a later date, and this was one of the main reasons he brought forward a motion to vacate the speakership. Several allies of McCarthy defended the ousted speaker prior to the vote, with Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) mocking Gaetz for fundraising off of his motion.
McCarthy had to endure …