Kevin McCarthy ousted as US House speaker by hard-right Republicans

Kevin McCarthy speaks to reporters before the vote on Tuesday. After leading a successful effort to avoid a government shutdown over the weekend, Kevin McCarthy has been removed from his role as US House speaker, ousted by hard-right members of his Republican party less than a year after his election.

The ouster of McCarthy represents the first time in US history that a speaker of the House has been removed from office, marking an ignominious end to a short and fraught tenure.

The vote to oust McCarthy followed a motion to vacate the chair from the Florida Republican congressman Matt Gaetz […]

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