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BREAKING UPDATE: Things Just Got Critical For Speaker McCarthy

Things just went from bad to worse for the current Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.

Conservative Republicans, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), have forced a procedural vote to make McCarthy vacate his chair and relinquish his role as Speaker.

Now we are seeing reports that House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries will be voting yes on the motion to replace McCarthy. Independent journalist Nick Sortor provided an update on the situation:

“Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries says “House Democratic leadership will vote YES on the pending Republican motion to vacate the chair” and remove Speaker McCarthy

McCarthy was banking on some support from Democrats in order to maintain his position. If all Democrats vote in favor of vacating, McCarthy can only afford to lose FIVE Republicans. Things are NOT looking good for the Speaker.”

Rep. Pramila Jayapal had this to say: “This is not a Democratic problem. This is a Republican problem. They supposedly have the majority, they should be able to pick their own Speaker. Our Speaker is Hakeem Jeffries.”

Forbes confirmed:

“Given their unwillingness to break from MAGA extremism in an authentic and comprehensive manner, House Democratic leadership will vote yes on the pending Republican Motion to Vacate the Chair,” read the letter.

Earlier today, Jeffries released this statement on the ‘dysfunction and extremism of the House Republican conference,’ this follows earlier rumors that Gaetz and Jeffries were colluding to remove McCarthy.

Previously, Fox News reported:

Pelosi was dismissive of McCarthy’s leadership during his time at the head of the Republican minority, but his relationship with Jeffries has been notably more respectful.

The pair are up front with their disagreements, but have not yet resorted to name-calling.

“We’ll continue to agree to disagree without being disagreeable with each other and find common ground when possible, therefore continuing to work together,” Jeffries told Punchbowl News on Wednesday.


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