(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NEWS NOW: Just moments ago, United States House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy was ousted from his position when a small minority of House Republicans led by U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz — joined by the overwhelming majority of Democrats — voted to dethrone McCarthy.
The vote was proceeded by a vote to table the vote, which McCarthy also lost.
That vote was followed by an hour-long floor debate between Republicans — no Democrat spoke — that was sometimes contentious, downright ugly, and personal.
Earlier in the day, the leadership of the Democrats encouraged all Democrats to vote against McCarthy.
Several Republicans who supported McCarthy alleged that Gaetz’s motive for removing McCarthy was purely personal.
Whatever the reason, Gaetz succeeded.
At this point, it is unclear who the Republicans will coalesce behind and put forward as a replacement for McCarthy.
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