OAN’s Sophia Flores
2:05 PM – Tuesday, October 3, 2023
The House of Representatives has voted to remove Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House.
On Tuesday, in a 216-210 vote, the House ousted McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the Speaker. Eight of those votes came from Republicans.
Those Republicans were Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Eli Crane (R-Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Bob Good (R-Va.), Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) and Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.).
The motion to vacate was filed by Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). This is the first time a Speaker has been removed from his or her post. The last time a motion to vacate was filed was in 1910. It was unsuccessful.