Rep. Matt Gaetz is planning to attempt to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy from the role this week after the House leader worked with Democrats to avoid a government shutdown on Saturday.
Speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” the Florida Republican said he intends to file a motion to vacate this week, which would force a vote on whether McCarthy will keep his job.
“Speaker McCarthy made an agreement with House conservatives in January and since then he’s been in brazen, repeated material breach of that agreement,” Gaetz said Sunday. “This agreement that he made with Democrats to really blow past a lot of the spending guardrails we set up is a last straw.”
I think the play here is that Democrats en masse vote present on the motion to vacate. That way, it's not Dems keeping McCarthy as much as Rs not having the votes to remove. Just need a majority of Rs then. https://t.co/ZY0Zc4MNrf— Jacob Smith @jacobfhsmith_ on Threads (@jacobfhsmith) May 23, 2023