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McCarthy speaker vote live updates: Debate underway as supporters fail to stop GOP rebels

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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A showdown is unfolding Tuesday to determine House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s fate as leader of the chamber's Republican majority. Hard-line Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is leading the charge against McCarthy. He introduced a so-called motion to vacate late Monday after criticizing how McCarthy has handled spending and budget issues since Republicans retook majority control of the chamber and claiming McCarthy can't be trusted. McCarthy has defended his record, including most recently in averting a partial federal government shutdown with Democratic support -- calling himself "the adult in the...

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