Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz launches the process to remove Kevin McCarthy as US Speaker of the House
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., on Monday started the process for holding a vote to remove Kevin McCarthy as House speaker.
In a speech on the House floor, Gaetz said he is introducing a “motion to vacate,” the procedural first step in forcing a vote on McCarthy’s future.
After introducing the measure, Gaetz or another lawmaker will have to request a vote on the resolution. The House would then be required to vote within two legislative days, though leadership could choose to expedite the process.
Leaders and members have a number of options for how to proceed in the coming days.