Matt Gaetz says he’ll try to oust Kevin McCarthy from the Speakership

Matt-Gaetz Kevin McCarthy
“I think we need to rip off the Band-Aid,” Gaetz told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Republican Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz said Sunday he will try to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a fellow Republican, from his leadership position this week after McCarthy relied on Democratic support to pass legislation that avoided a government shutdown.

Gaetz, a longtime McCarthy nemesis, said McCarthy was in “brazen, material breach” of agreements he made with House Republicans in January when he ran for Speaker. As a result, Gaetz said he would be filing a “motion to vacate the chair,” as House rules permit.

No Speaker has ever been removed from office through such a move. Procedural votes could be offered to halt the motion or it could trigger a House floor vote on whether McCarthy, a California Republican, should remain speaker.

Associated Press


  • Joe

    October 1, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Gaetz is going to go down like he’s in the backseat with a 17-year-old girl… which will hopefully damage his gubernatorial aspirations and save Fla GQP voters from their worst impulses.

    • Julia

      October 1, 2023 at 1:22 pm

      To support our group of data entry experts, our business needs a well-organized, meticulous Remote Data Entry Assistant. Utilize the data after analysis to update our web platforms and social media vs03 accounts. A remote, full- or part-time employment, this is asking a question
      Detail Here——————————————->>>

  • Rick Whitaker

    October 1, 2023 at 10:58 am

    gaetz needs to watch his own back. both gaetz and desantis are despised by nearly everyone in the country. with that lack of support, all gaetz can do is run his maga mouth.

  • Michael K

    October 1, 2023 at 11:42 am

    What a moron. Instead of governing, he is solely focused on petty personal grievances, social media, and fealty to a failed former president (from whom he sought an open-ended pardon). Sadly, the Republican party equates shutting government down with governance. It’s like hiring an arsonist to run the fire department.

    Matt and his radical far-right extremists represent about 2% of the American population. That is hardly a mandate – it’s more like extortion.

  • PeterH

    October 1, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    Watch out Florida voters ….. wingnut Matt Gaetz wants to be crowned Governor of Florida. Think deplorable Desantis times two! By any measure, this circus klown has never been a conservative …..he’s a bomb thrower!

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 2, 2023 at 4:54 am

    Omg pervert Gaetz trying again to
    “Show Off”, To all the good and decent folks in Gaetz district ! Please vote this spoiled brat OUT! This liar IS NOT an example of good ole Panhandle Conservatives! Get him out. Thank you!

Comments are closed.


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Drew Dixon, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Cole Pepper, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Drew Wilson, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704