Political and Legislative

Kevin McCarthy Ousted as Speaker of the House in Historic Vote

MORE THAN half a dozen Republicans joined Democrats to oust Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as House Speaker in a historic vote on Tuesday, the first time a Speaker has ever been removed through a no-confidence vote.

It was the first time since 1910 that a vote has been held on whether to remove a Speaker and the only time such a motion has been approved.

The vote is the culmination of months of internal strife facing the GOP leader, who rose to the Speakership in January after a historic 15 rounds of voting.

Read the source article at The Hill

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