U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has been ousted from his role in a historic vote on Tuesday, marking the first time a speaker has ever been voted out.
Lawmakers will reconvene next week to elect a new speaker. Could it bring congressional work to a standstill?
Joining the discussion:
- Niambi Carter is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.
- Brandon Brice is a Columnist, Media Personality and Conservative Talk Show Host of “The Brice Is Right.”
- Brian Becker is the Executive Director of the Answer Coalition.
- Rina Shah is Founder of Rilax Strategies and a Former Republican Strategist.
A handful of Republicans in the US House of Representatives ousted Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy, as party infighting plunged Congress into further chaos just days after it narrowly averted a government shutdown https://t.co/VA4Zl64QJ4
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 4, 2023
Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.) was named acting House speaker after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was ousted from the role. McHenry will serve until a leader to replace McCarthy is chosen.
Here’s what to know about McHenry. https://t.co/qFA0VfUIK1
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 4, 2023