Far-Right G.O.P. Faction Throws House Into Chaos as McCarthy Is Ousted

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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Haiyun Jiang for The New York Times

The House on Tuesday voted to oust Kevin McCarthy from the speakership, a move without precedent in modern history that left the chamber without a leader and plunged it into chaos.

Democrats joined with a small group of hard-liners in Mr. McCarthy’s own party to strip the California Republican of the speaker’s gavel in a 216 to 210 vote. It was the culmination of a bitter power struggle between Mr. McCarthy and members of a far-right faction who tried to block his ascent to the speakership in January and have...

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