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Kevin McCarthy ousted as US Speaker

4 October 2023

9:53 AM

4 October 2023

9:53 AM

Kevin McCarthy has been ousted as the House speaker after losing a vote 216-210, becoming the first speaker ever to lose his role through a vote and the shortest serving speaker to date.

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz had forced the motion to vacate, due to his dissatisfaction with the deal McCarthy struck at the weekend to avoid a government shutdown.

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