US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was removed from office in a historic vote. Photo/Al Jazeera
WASHINGTON – The United States (US) House of Representatives (DPR) has voted to oust Kevin McCarthy as Speaker in a historic vote on Tuesday local time or Wednesday (4/10/2023).
The vote on the motion to vacate his position was 216-210 with eight Republicans voting to remove McCarthy from the chairmanship as quoted by CNN.
The Republicans who voted to oust McCarthy were: Andy Biggs, Ken Buck, Tim Burchett, Eli Crane, Matt Gaetz, Bob Good, Nancy Mace and Matt Rosendale.
The US House of Representatives now needs to elect a new speaker, but there is no clear alternative as to who will have the support needed to win the election.
Never before has a DPR Speaker been ousted through the passing of a resolution to remove them.