Rep. Matt Gaetz has just filed a resolution to oust Kevin McCarthy has House speaker, fulfilling a promise he made yesterday to do so.
Here’s the news:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz files a resolution to oust Kevin McCarthy as House speaker, likely forcing a showdown vote in days ahead.
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 2, 2023
McCarthy said yesterday that he’d rather get this over with so he can move on with the business of the House. Well, here we go.
Of course, the Democrats are enjoying this immensely:
The Democratic side of the House erupted in laughter as Gaetz left the floor,.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 2, 2023
And why wouldn’t they? They love seeing Republicans fight each other, especially during election season.
UPDATE: McCarthy just responded…
Bring it on.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) October 2, 2023