US House of Representatives impeaches Speaker Kevin McCarthy, causing chaos
He is the first leader of the Lower House to be removed. The initiative has come from the hardest wing of the Republican Party itself, which controls the institution, and accuses McCarthy of covertly helping the Democrats for their pact to avoid a government shutdown.
The House of Representatives of the United States (USA) has given the 'green light' this Tuesday to a historic motion of censure against the republican Kevin McCarthywhich thus becomes the first president of the Lower House to be removed. McCarthy had only been in office for nine months.
The motion has been approved with 216 votes in favor against 210 against after the Republican representative from Florida and Trump ally, Matt Gaetzraised the proposal accusing McCarthy of acting covertly in the service of the Democratic Party for his "in extremis" pact to avoid a government shutdown.
Eight Republicans — Andy Biggs, Ken Buck, Tim Burchett, Eli Crane, Matt Gaetz, Bob Good, Nancy Mace and Matt Rosendale — have joined the 208 Democrats who have voted to unseat McCarthy. It will be Republican Patrick McHenry who will take the reins of the institution, but it will only be until the election of the new speakerfor which there are no candidates.
The House will now have to elect a new candidate within the framework of a dispute between Democrats and Republicans that has already claimed its first victim after Congress approved a controversial bill to postpone the budget paralysis for another 45 days.
The promoter of the motion of censure, Florida Representative Gaetz, has assured that Republican Majority Leader Steve Scalise in the House would be a "phenomenal" president, although Republican Tom Cole has asserted that "no one knows what he is going to do." happen," according to CNN.
McCarthy's presidency has been marked by instability since its inception, since in January of this year he was elected to the position after until 14 votes due to the refusal of this tough Republican bloc.
McCarthy criticizes colleagues who voted against him: "They are not conservatives"
McCarthy himself has appeared at a press conference after his dismissal and has criticized the promoter of the motion of censure. According to him, the dismissal "has nothing to do with spending", but rather It's "something personal" and "it's trying to get attention".
But he has also attacked the other seven Republicans who have joined Gaetz in voting for him to leave office. "They voted against the biggest cut in history that Congress has ever voted on. They voted against work requirements. They voted against border security. They are not conservatives and they have no right to have the title (of Republicans)," Has expressed.
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