Kevin McCarthy becomes first Speaker in history to be voted out

In a vote that hasn’t taken place in over 100 years, the House voted this Tuesday to replace Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

From The Hill:

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) followed through on his promises and moved Monday to force a vote on a motion to vacate. On Tuesday afternoon, the chamber voted 216-210 on the motion to vacate, following a 208-218 vote on a motion to table Gaetz’s resolution to oust McCarthy.

All Democrats voted to remove McCarthy.

The move marks the first time in history that House representatives voted out a Speaker.

Sky Palma

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