Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has become the first speaker in American history to be ousted from office. The final vote was 216-210.
“Chaos is Speaker McCarthy. Chaos is somebody who we cannot trust with their word,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said as McCarthy looked down at his lap.
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) is now the acting speaker.
The eight Republicans who joined Democrats to remove McCarthy include Gaetz, Bob Good (R-VA), Ken Buck (R-CO), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Matt Rosendale, (R-MT), Tim Burchett (R-TN) and Eli Crane (R-AZ).
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