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Attempt to Head Off Gaetz and Save McCarthy Fails in House

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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Those pushing to strip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) of the speaker's gavel prevailed over a last-ditch effort to head off Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-FL) motion to vacate (MTV) the chair on Tuesday afternoon when a motion to table Gaetz's MTV failed 208-218. Eleven House Republicans joined all House Democrats present in opposition to tabling Gaetz's motion in order to move the motion to vacate the chair forward. Brought by Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), the motion to table — if it had been successful — would have ended Gaetz's current crusade against...

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