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Gaetz Taunts McCarthy on Floor of Convention

Florida lawmaker interrupts live TV interview to mock rival's lack of speaking invitation

(Newser) - The bad blood between former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Matt Gaetz spilled back into public view at the GOP convention on Tuesday night. As McCarthy, who is no longer in Congress, was giving a live TV interview to CNN , Gaetz approached and began taunting him about not getting...

Another Republican Backs Effort to Oust Speaker

Mike Johnson's hold on the gavel is tenuous after Rep. Thomas Massie's comments

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene is no longer the only Republican ready to remove Mike Johnson as House speaker. Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky said Tuesday he was on board, reports Politico . In fact, Massie asked Johnson to resign in a closed-door GOP session, and Johnson refused, per the Hill . Last month,...

McCarthy Blames 'One Person' for Job Loss

Former speaker ties his loss of top House job to Matt Gaetz wanting to 'stop ethics complaint'

(Newser) - Kevin McCarthy has blamed Rep. Matt Gaetz by name before for his loss of the House speakership, saying the Florida Republican was "trying to stop an ethics complaint." In an appearance Tuesday at Georgetown University, McCarthy became more specific about that complaint, though he was less specific this...

Kevin McCarthy to Exit the House at Month's End

Former House speaker makes the announcement in a 'WSJ' op-ed

(Newser) - Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced he'll be exiting the chamber at month's end in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Wednesday. He begins by recounting various accomplishments the House logged under his tenure, from reducing the deficit to getting more Republican women, veterans, and minorities elected to...

Cheney: How McCarthy Explained Trump Visit to Me
McCarthy-Trump Relationship
Is Back in the Headlines
the rundown

McCarthy-Trump Relationship Is Back in the Headlines

Ex-speaker told Liz Cheney he visited Mar-a-Lago in 2021 after hearing Trump was depressed

(Newser) - Kevin McCarthy is suddenly the topic of a flurry of news stories, particularly regarding the ousted speaker's relationship with Donald Trump. Coverage:
  • Cheney's book: In her upcoming book Oath and Honor, former GOP Rep. Liz Cheney says she confronted McCarthy after he famously visited Trump at Mar-a-Lago three

Reporter Witnesses Bizarre Confrontation of Congressmen

GOP's Tim Burchett accuses Kevin McCarthy of elbowing him in the back, gives pursuit

(Newser) - The House on Tuesday is working on a measure to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week. And with the political drama came a little personal drama between two Republicans who don't seem to like each other very much. In a nutshell, Rep. Tim Burchett of...

Kevin McCarthy Faces Primary Challenge From Trump Backer

David Giglio hopes to oust the former House speaker from Congress

(Newser) - Kevin McCarthy lost his position as speaker of the House because of the right flank of his party. Now he'll have to fend off the same type of challenge in order to keep his seat in Congress. The Hill reports that David Giglio, an avowed supporter of Donald Trump,...

Math Is Turning in Favor of Jim Jordan as Speaker

Trump ally is closer to magic number ahead of voting on Tuesday afternoon

(Newser) - The House has been without a speaker for two weeks, but that could end on Tuesday. The chamber is expected is expected to vote around noon on whether conservative Jim Jordan will get the gavel, reports the Hill . The man he hopes to replace—the ousted Kevin McCarthy— predicted Tuesday...

House GOP Remains Divided After Speaker Nomination

Jim Jordan retains support despite losing GOP vote to Steve Scalise

(Newser) - "The House GOP's hoped-for moment of unity never materialized" Wednesday as Republicans picked Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana for speaker only to find at least a dozen of their members opposed, per Politico . Scalise nabbed just 50.7% of the House GOP conference's support, illustrating a...

GOP's Mace Dons 'Scarlet Letter' After Being 'Demonized'
GOP Rep Explains
Her 'Scarlet Letter'

GOP Rep Explains Her 'Scarlet Letter'

South Carolina's Nancy Mace says she's been 'demonized' since voting to oust Speaker McCarthy

(Newser) - Fellow Republicans want "consequences" for the eight GOPers who teamed up with Democrats last week in the historic ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. On Tuesday, one of those eight made a bold statement in apparent defiance of that pushback: Reporters caught South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace strolling through...

McCarthy Is Now Open to Returning as Speaker

Ousted leader reverses himself after ruling out the possibility last week

(Newser) - After he was ousted as House speaker last week in a historic vote , Kevin McCarthy could not have been clearer: "I will not run for speaker again," he said, per the Washington Post . "I'll have the (GOP) conference pick somebody else." But with the conference...

McCarthy on Leaving the House: That's a No

Ex-speaker addresses rumors; meanwhile, TV forum for his possible replacement falls through

(Newser) - Kevin McCarthy has already indicated he won't run for the House speaker position again, after a historic vote that booted him from that seat. On Thursday, the rumor mill started churning anew after sources told Politico and NBC News that the California Republican was considering stepping down from the...

'There Has to Be Consequences' for Kevin McCarthy's Ouster

Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich isn't the only one baffled by fellow Republicans' machinations

(Newser) - Kevin McCarthy has said he won't run again for the coveted House speaker gavel, after being ousted in a historic 216-210 vote Tuesday thanks to a rebellion of far-right Republicans led by Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who joined with all the House Democrats in booting McCarthy. Now, that unprecedented...

What's Next After McCarthy Ouster
McCarthy Says He Won't
Run for Speaker Again

McCarthy Says He Won't Run for Speaker Again

Historic ouster leaves House in disarray

(Newser) - The ousting of Rep. Kevin McCarthy as House speaker is a first in US history—and it's left the chamber leaderless and in disarray. Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry was named interim speaker after the 216-210 vote but the House will be "paralyzed" until a successor is chosen, the...

House Votes 216-210 to Oust McCarthy

Republican is first speaker to be stripped of gavel

(Newser) - In a historic 216 to 210 vote Tuesday, House lawmakers made Rep. Kevin McCarthy the first House speaker ever to be stripped of the gavel. Rebellious conservative Republicans led by Rep. Matt Gaetz joined Democrats in voting for a measure to remove McCarthy as speaker, the first vote of its...

Vote to Oust House Speaker Will Be First Since 1910

Motion to table measure against Kevin McCarthy failed

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new details. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy could be in serious danger of losing the gavel. A motion to block a measure to remove the Republican was rejected in a vote Tuesday, setting up a debate on the "motion to vacate," which will...

McCarthy to Call Quick Vote on His Fate

House speaker says he hasn't struck a deal with Democrats, and they apparently won't help him

(Newser) - Updated to reflect that Democrats say they won't try to save the speaker. Kevin McCarthy apparently wants to get this over with. The House speaker says he plans to call a vote on whether he should remain in his post Tuesday afternoon, reports Politico . What's more, McCarthy says...

DC's Big Question: Will Democrats Save the Speaker?
McCarthy's Fate
Is Up to Democrats

McCarthy's Fate Is Up to Democrats

Leader Hakeem Jeffries meets with his caucus Tuesday to decide whether to save the speaker

(Newser) - Matt Gaetz has made good on his threat to try to oust fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy as House speaker. The Florida congressman invoked the rarely used "motion to vacate" procedural tool, meeting McCarthy's challenge to "bring it on," per the AP . "Just did," Gaetz...

Gaetz Files Motion to Strip McCarthy of Speakership

He accuses fellow Republican of cutting 'secret side deal' with Biden

(Newser) - Updated with Gaetz's filing Rep. Matt Gaetz has carried through on his threat, filing a House motion late Monday to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his leadership position. The Florida Republican had said he would try to put the matter to a vote in retaliation for the speaker working...

In Fight for His Job, McCarthy Has Key 'Card to Play'

With Democrats' help, he could raise the threshold for a motion to vacate

(Newser) - Those who tuned out news over the weekend and will wake up Monday surprised to find the government still running missed quite the weekend out of DC. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy bucked his party's hard-liners and got a spending deal passed with the help of Democrats. As a result,...

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