By Ryan Gildersleeve
All came to a head when the new government funding extension was announced. Many republicans were viewed as pro-shutdown, as they would benefit heavily from the media attention brought about by such an event.
The motion to remove McCarthy from his chair came on Tuesday morning, and later that day, the vote passed 216-210.
Moving forward, another speaker will have to be elected by the house, a process that’s known to take many days to work through, with McCarthy’s own election taking 15 rounds of voting to secure.
Until a new election can be held, the sitting speaker of the house will be North Carolina Representative Patrick McHenry.
Some Representatives are seemingly nervous, not sure what the landscape will look like upon returning to the chambers of the house. Tom McClintock stated on the house floor yesterday, “If this motion carries, the House will be paralyzed… We can expect week after week of fruitless ballots while no other business can be conducted.”
As the situation develops, we at news central will keep you in the loop.