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Gaetz’s GOP support could put McCarthy Speakership in Democrats’ hands

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
From The Center
Politics, Matt Gaetz, Kevin McCarthy, House Democrats, House of Representatives

Fresh off averting a government shutdown, House members on both sides of the aisle are being thrust into the second historic Speakership battle in a year — forcing Democrats to confront a big political decision.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) moved Monday to force a vote on ousting Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), largely based on the handling of a “clean” continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open Saturday.

It marks just the third attempt in House history to remove a sitting Speaker — following an unsuccessful move against Speaker Joseph Cannon (R-Ill.) in 1910...

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https://thehill.com/homenews/4235032-gaetzs-gop-support-could-put-mccarthy-speakership-in-democrats-hands/

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