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- Fox’s Ari Fleischer Straight Up Says ‘The Republican Party Today Just Can’t Govern’ After Mc...Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer threw in the towel on behalf of Republicans, declaring the GOP unable to govern after Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was removed as the top lawmaker in the House on Tuesday. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) filed a motion to vacate the chair, thus triggering a vote on McCarthy’s fate. Eight Republicans joined 208 Democrats in voting to give the speaker the heave-ho. Meanwhile, 210 Republicans voted to keep the speaker in his post. The drama led to condemnations of the GOP hardliners from conservatives including former President Donald Trump to Fox News host Greg Gutfeld. Fleischer piled on during Tuesday’s Special Report on Fox News. “Look at what’s happened today,” he said. “I wanna step back for some perspective. I was at the White House when Senator Trent Lott – then the Senate majority leader – had to resign under pressure. And… ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- BREAKING: McCarthy Will NOT Run for Speaker AgainAP Photo/Alex Brandon Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that he will not run for the office again during a Republican conference meeting on Tuesday, according to Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman. McCarthy was ejected from his position in a historic vote late Tuesday afternoon when a small number of Republicans joined the entirety of the Democratic caucus to oust him. BREAKING NEWS — KEVIN MCCARTHY will not run for speaker again. He is about to make the announcement in closed GOP meeting w @bresreports — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 3, 2023 The effort was led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who also helped organize the opposition to McCarthy’s ascension to the speakership in January, which resulted in a 15-round, multi-day marathon voting session to elect the California Republican. Per Sherman, McCarthy announced his decision to his colleagues on Tuesday night, expressing his gratitude to those… ..... Read More.4 hours ago
- Gabrielle Union Dunks on Kevin McCarthy After He Quoted Her 2000 Cheerleading Film in Spat With Matt...AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Actor Gabrielle Union tweeted a gif of her character from the 2000 cheerleading film Bring It On shortly after news broke that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had lost his seat as Speaker of the House. Union included McCarthy’s original tweet to rival Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) that stated the movie’s title: “Bring it On.” https://t.co/RYjmECb5e5 pic.twitter.com/6dbUb9WSqB — Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 3, 2023 The movie’s premise revolved around a fierce cheerleading rivalry that pitted Union’s character against one played by Kirsten Dunst. McCarthy posted his tweet Monday, as Gaetz threatened to push a vote to vacate the speaker’s seat. The MAGA Republican continued to troll McCarthy by agreeing with posts declaring McCarthy broke his promises to the GOP that won him the speakership in the first place. Some notable media figures piled on Union’s tweet. Perfect — Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan)… ..... Read More.4 hours ago
- Gutfeld Thrashes ‘Pathetic’ Republican Drama Over McCarthy’s Ouster: ‘Sound and Fury Signify...Greg Gutfeld chided the handful of Republicans on Tuesday who voted to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from his position. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) filed a motion to vacate the chair, which triggered a vote on whether to oust McCarthy. Eight Republicans joined 208 Democrats in voting for the motion, thus booting McCarthy from the speakership. The move has been roundly criticized by most prominent Republicans, who view the drama as an unnecessary distraction from running the House with a divided government. The last straw for Gaetz appeared to be a 45-day stopgap funding bill that averted a shutdown at the end of September. More Democrats voted for the package than Republicans. On Tuesday’s edition of The Five, Gutfeld seemed fed up with the ordeal. “It’s kind of sad because nobody bothered to bring any clarity to this,” he said. “If you can’t explain or persuade… ..... Read More.5 hours ago
- Furious Republican SMASHES Gavel After McCarthy Ousted By Far Right RebelsTempers flared among pro-McCarthy Republicans right after Tuesday’s historic vote in favor of vacating the speaker’s chair, as proposed by MAGA Republican, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). Gaetz sought to vacate the chair after expressing no confidence in Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) leadership or his ability to get the budget under control. The final vote was 216 Yeas (to remove McCarthy) and 210 Nays (not to remove McCarthy). Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC) immediately assumed the post of speaker pro tempore. “In the opinion of the chair, prior to the election of a speaker, it would be prudent to first recess for the relative caucus and conferences to discuss the path forward.” After declaring the House in recess, McHenry banged the speaker’s gavel down hard in a display of rage and frustration. “An angry gaveling down by the man named as speaker pro tem, meaning he is… ..... Read More.5 hours ago
- ‘That Is a Stunner’: Cable News Networks Shocked By Historic Ouster of Kevin McCarthyWhen the gavel finally came down, making the ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Speaker of the House official, cable news had a new historic moment on their hands. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) followed through on his threat to move to vacate McCarthy, and after a failure to table the motion, the votes came down to a narrow margin: 216 in favor of ousting McCarthy, 210 against. CNN anchor Jake Tapper, after explaining the math, called the vote a “resounding defeat” for McCarthy, also stating, “For the first time in the history of the United States, the Speaker of the House has been removed.” Before turning to Manu Raju, CNN chief congressional correspondent and new host of Inside Politics Sunday, Tapper noted the “devastating day for former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who told reporters that the 15 rounds he went through of balloting in January taught… ..... Read More.5 hours ago