Matt Gaetz threatens to oust McCarthy as House speaker in fiery floor speech


by Ryan King at

Firebrand Rep. Matt Gaetz on Tuesday threatened to move to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy if he doesn’t comply with his commitments to GOP hardliners.

Gaetz (R-Fla.) vowed to go ahead with the motion to vacate the chair if McCarthy (R-Calif.) allows a stopgap measure or continuing resolution to receive a vote on the floor.

“No continuing resolutions, individual spending bills, votes on balanced budgets and term limits,” Gaetz warned.

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