Republican Matt Gaetz files historic bid to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy
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...