Matt Gaetz files motion to oust Kevin McCarthy as House speaker

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida filed a resolution late Monday to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a fellow Republican, from his post as their chamber’s leader.

The congressman had promised to make the move against McCarthy after the speaker on Saturday relied on the support of House Democrats to pass a short-term measure that averted a partial government shutdown. McCarthy had responded to Gaetz’s challenge by saying “Bring it on.”

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