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Republican Matt Gaetz files historic bid to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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US House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy is fighting for his political life after a right-wing rebel filed a rarely used motion to oust him.

Responding to Matt Gaetz's move, Mr McCarthy posted on social media: "Bring it on." Mr Gaetz retorted: "Just did."

Tensions between the two Republicans boiled over at the weekend after the Speaker passed a bill with the help of Democrats to fund government agencies.

No US Speaker has ever been ousted by such a so-called motion to vacate.

The leadership has two days to bring...

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