Kevin McCarthy's replacement will inherit a poisoned chalice too

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2023
From The Center
Politics, House of Representatives, Speaker

Back in January, Kevin McCarthy struck a deal to become House Speaker that gave any one member of Congress the power to force a vote on whether to remove him.

On Tuesday, one Republican - Matt Gaetz - did exactly that. And, with the help of Democrats, he succeeded in kicking him out.

Now most Republicans are shaking their heads, wondering where they go next. All but a handful of them voted to keep Mr McCarthy in his job, but all it took was a few rebels to throw the...

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