Gaetz to Seek McCarthy Ouster after Shutdown Drama

by John Solomon


Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz declared Sunday he will seek to oust Kevin McCarthy as House speaker after a drama-filled scramble to pass a federal budget forced a last-minute temporary spending bill that required Democrat votes to pass.

Gaetz, leader of a wing of fiscal conservatives that wanted all 12 federal agency spending bills passed instead of a continuing resolution, said McCarthy’s maneuvering on Saturday violated the deal he made in January to become speaker.

“I do intend to file a motion to vacate against Speaker McCarthy this week,” Gaetz  told CNN on Sunday morning.. “I think we need to rip off the band aid. I think we need to move on with new leadership that can be trustworthy.”

Gaetz had threatened last week in an interview with Just the News to seek a motion to vacate against McCarthy if the speaker worked with Democrats on a temporary spending bill. 

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John Solomon is an award-winning investigative journalist, author and digital media entrepreneur who serves as Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News. Before founding Just the News, Solomon played key reporting and executive roles at some of America’s most important journalism institutions, such as The Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and The Hill.
Photo “Rep Matt Gaetz” by Gage Skidmore CC2.0.


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