McCarthy oust­ed in his­toric vote to strip him of speak­er­ship

For the first time in his­to­ry, the House vot­ed to oust its speak­er from his posi­tion on Tues­day when it passed a motion to vacate the chair and stripped Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) of his speak­er­ship.
Law­mak­ers vot­ed 216–210 to remove McCarthy from his posi­tion after eight Repub­li­cans joined all Democ­rats in a his­toric rebuke to GOP lead­er­ship, leav­ing the House at a stand­still until law­mak­ers can elect a new speak­er. The vote comes after weeks of threats to McCarthy from mem­bers of his right flank, par­tic­u­lar­ly Rep. Matt Gaetz (R‑FL), who filed the motion on Mon­day evening.
DEMOCRATS HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE ON MCCARTHY’S SPEAKERSHIP TOO
The Repub­li­cans who vot­ed to oust McCar­ty include Gaetz and Reps. Tim Burchett (R‑TN), Ken Buck (R‑CO), Eli Crane (R‑AZ), Bob Good (R‑VA), Matt Rosendale (R‑MT), Andy Big­gs (R‑AZ), and Nan­cy Mace (R‑SC).
The vote was pre­ced­ed by an hour of debate between cen­trist Repub­li­cans and GOP lead­ers against Gaetz and hard-line con­ser­v­a­tives, dur­ing which McCarthy allies crit­i­cized the defec­tors of using their p …