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House Is Paralyzed, With No Speaker After McCarthy Ouster

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, Kevin McCarthy, House of Representatives, Republican Party
Maansi Srivastava/The New York Times

The House of Representatives was in a state of paralysis on Wednesday, ground to a halt by the ouster of Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy and with no clear sense of who might succeed him — or when.

After a historic vote to remove Mr. McCarthy on Tuesday, lawmakers quickly departed Washington and scattered to their districts around the country, abandoning the Capitol as Republicans remained deeply divided over who could lead their fractious majority.

“What now?” one Republican muttered aloud on the House floor just after the vote on Tuesday afternoon, the...

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