Connect with us

    Hi, what are you looking for?

    The Times On Ru
    1. The Times On RU
    2. /
    3. News
    4. /
    5. Matt Gaetz calls for a vote to remove House Speaker ..


    Matt Gaetz calls for a vote to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

    Florida Representative Matt Gaetz is calling for the Speaker to be removed. Photo: AP

    The hardline Republican followed through by threatening to remove Kevin McCarthy as House speaker.

    Matt Gaetz, a far-right Florida representative, accused McCarthy of betraying his party's interests when he passed a resolution declaring the position “vacant.” “

    This sets in motion a process that could lead to a vote within days to oust Mr. McCarthy as speaker, a role that puts him second in the line of presidential succession.

    p> >It came just days after Mr. McCarthy reached a compromise with Democrats to avert a government shutdown.

    As a temporary measure, the funding will continue for another 45 days to allow the troubled Republican Conference to -on McCarthy to agree on the spending bill.


    “It is becoming increasingly clear who the Speaker of the House is already working for, and this is not the Republican conference,” Mr. Gaetz said earlier Monday.

    He went on to say that McCarthy was allowing Joe Biden to take his “money.” for lunch throughout the negotiations.”

    The threat of being overthrown has hung over McCarthy like the sword of Damocles since he was elected Speaker. in January.

    To gain an advantage, Mr. McCarthy agreed to a rule change that would have allowed any House member to call early votes to remove him from office amid stiff opposition from Mr. Gaetz and 19 other House members. Republican hardliners

    In a surprise move Saturday, McCarthy bypassed conservatives and turned to the Democratic minority at the eleventh hour to push through a stopgap spending bill.

    The measure passed with the support of 209 Democrats, who joined 129 Republican centrists in agreeing to fund the government for another 45 days.

    To win Democratic support, Mr. McCarthy abandoned conservative demands for deep spending cuts and immigration restrictions .

    His only concession to the Republican right was to exclude further funding for Ukraine.

    However, Gaetz, 41, accused McCarthy of making a “secret side deal with Joe Biden” to continue funding Ukraine.

    “Go ahead,” Mr. McCarthy responded quickly. But the vote exposes the growing chasm between the moderate and conservative factions of the Republican Party.

    Earlier on Monday, McCarthy, 58, said a vote to remove him would be “devastating for the country.” but suggested that he would welcome a speedy resolution of the republican struggle.

    “I want to win the vote to get the job done for the American people,” he said. “There are certain people who have been doing this since the day we came.”

    Marjorie Taylor Greene, Congresswoman from the Georgia party often clashed with Mr. McCarthy. Photo: AP

    A majority would be needed to pass a resolution to vacate the speaker's post, but it was unclear how many Republicans planned to join Mr. Gaetz.

    Even some of McCarthy's fiercest GOP critics have dismissed the prospect of removing him in recent days.

    The speaker will have to make the proposal within two legislative days, but he could do so even sooner.


    It remains to be seen whether Democrats will come to Mr. McCarthy's aid.

    Historically, the opposition party votes against the speaker. But Democrats may be reluctant to punish McCarthy for his decision to work with them to avoid a shutdown and may be wary of his potential Republican replacements.

    Democrats could simply skip the vote altogether or vote “present” to make it easier to keep Mr. McCarthy in office without voting affirmatively.

    However, Mr. McCarthy called disturbance. from Democrats over his decision to greenlight an impeachment inquiry against Biden.

    Progressives including New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have said they would vote to remove him.

    “I don't think we're giving away votes for free,” she told CNN over the weekend.

    Click to comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Take A Look

    News By Date

    You may be interested in:


    Photo: in your Telegram – the channel reported that the sound engineer of the series “Real Boys” died at SVO. Valentin Ushakov....


    The corresponding bill, which provides for other amendments, was approved by the State Duma in the first reading. The package of amendments to The...


    There weren’t many high-profile premieres at the Los Angeles Auto Show that opened yesterday, the most curious of which was definitely the electric pickup...


    Since the beginning of October, export duty collections on a wide range of goods, tied to the ruble exchange rate, amounted to 30 billion...