Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that he had no plans of making any concessions to the Democrats in exchange for their support in keeping him in office and that he wanted to call a vote on the right-wing effort to remove him from his position on Tuesday.
Mr. Kevin McCarthy has said that Mr. Gaetz’s attempt to have him removed as speaker is merely personal retaliation for Mr. McCarthy’s decision not to become involved in the investigation into claims of sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement by Mr. Gaetz, a Florida Republican.
Mr. Gaetz has said that the speaker and his friends, who he claims are determined to malign him, are behind the extensive, more than two-year investigation into his actions.
Mr. Kevin McCarthy dismissed the notion of striking a deal with Democrats and declared himself “confident” in his ability to overcome the drive to have him removed from office. Representative. Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from New York and the minority leader claimed he had told: “You guys do whatever you need to do” regarding the vote.
Prepare to be hit. The government was about to shut down over the weekend. Still, Congress avoided it when House Speaker Mr. Kevin McCarthy did what he needed to have finished from the start passing an innocuous stopgap spending bill with the Democrats covering the shortfall when many members of the Republican conference compared it.
Unsurprisingly, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) informed CNN the next day that he would submit a resolution to remove Kevin McCarthy from his position as House speaker. For those who may have forgotten, McCarthy negotiated with conservatives to allow a single member to submit a motion to vacate the chair, which is essentially a no-confidence vote in the speaker when he went through 15 rounds with them to become speaker in January.
In a conference held behind closed doors, Mr. Jeffries told his caucus members not to save Mr. Kevin McCarthy, a decision that seemed to eliminate the California Republican’s best hope of winning the case.
Minutes before a scheduled vote, Mr. Jeffries wrote to his caucus, “Given their inability to break from MAGA extremism in an honest and comprehensive manner,” “House Democratic leaders are going to vote yes on the upcoming Republican petition to vacate the chair.”
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a lawmaker who shares as little in common as possible with Mr. Gaetz, also told CNN that she “absolutely” would vote to remove Mr. McCarthy from his position as speaker and described him as a “very weak speaker” who had “lost control of his caucus.”
Given that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is considerably more at ease playing the internal game than other progressives, the announcement of such a move by her would be unexpected. The vice chairperson of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a fellow Squad member, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), meanwhile, told MSNBC that she “can’t wait to vote to vacate” the chair.
Rep. Matt Rosendale informed Fox News that he will vote in favor of the resolution to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which has gained the support of six House Republicans.
Rep. Andy Ogles of Tennessee is openly considering Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s ouster and speculating about prospective replacements. He is asking his supporters on X their opinions on the many stand-ins, such as former President Donald Trump.
Trump Opposes Gaetz’s Efforts To Remove Kevin McCarthy
In an apparent allusion to Rep. Matt Gaetz’s attempt to unseat House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, former President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly insulted fellow Republicans, lamented GOP division on Tuesday.
He argued that Republicans need to be battling Democrats rather than one another.
On Truth Social, Trump made a post reads that why is it that Republicans are always clashing among themselves, but they aren’t battling the Radical Left Democrats who are killing our Country?