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Rep. Mike Rogers had to be restrained from going after Gaetz on House floor after ‘present’ vote

Posted on AllSides January 7th, 2023
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Amid the turmoil on the House floor Friday night, an Alabama congressman had to be restrained by another lawmaker from lunging at Rep. Matt Gaetz.

Rep. Mike Rogers angrily jumped toward Gaetz moments after the Florida lawmaker declared “present” during the 14th round of voting for House speaker.

The decision, in part, left Rep. Kevin McCarthy one vote short of being elected speaker during that round of voting.

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) grabbed Rogers to keep him from pouncing on Gaetz, images taken in the chambers show.

Hudson held Rogers...

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