McCarthy’s Exit: A Historical House Shift; Who’s next in line?


Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters hours after he was ousted as Speaker of the House, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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In an unprecedented turn of events in Washington, Speaker Kevin McCarthy was ousted from his position in a historic 216-210 vote. Spearheaded by hard-right conservatives, this monumental decision marks the first time a U.S. Speaker has been voted out, plunging the House and its Republican leadership into uncharted waters.

While McCarthy has always been known for his perseverance — don’t forget it took him 15 tries to get this seat — he found himself cornered with limited options and announced he won’t vie for the Speaker position again.

As the Capitol buzzes with speculation, the question on everyone’s lips is, who will rise to take the helm for the House Republicans? The fate of the leadership remains uncertain until next week, when Republicans convene to choose a new speaker.

This is one for the history books. Stay tuned for more updates.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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