US speaker Kevin McCarthy sensationally ousted from job after Republican revolt over 'secret' deal | The SunOctober 4, 2023
THE Speaker of the US House of Representatives was voted out of the job last night.
Republican Kevin McCarthy is the first person in US history to be removed from the post via a vote.
It followed a right-wing backbench revolt led by Florida Republican Matt Gaetz, a Trump ally.
Mr Gaetz had accused him of making a secret deal with the White House to continue funding for Ukraine.
Ahead of yesterday’s vore, Mr McCarthy defended his decision to forge a pact with Democrats to avert a partial government shutdown last weekend.
He had said: “If I have to lose my job over it, so be it.”
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He was removed in a 216-210 vote.
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