The New York Post: Gaetz threatening McCarthy’s ouster as speaker — even as some fellow Republicans aim to kick Gaetz out of House

by | Oct 3, 2023 | Stock Market

Some House Republican colleagues are looking to boot Matt Gaetz even as the firebrand Florida lawmaker leads a push to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, filing a so-called motion to vacate the chair late Monday. Long peeved by Gaetz — who has targeted GOP leadership and undercut his party repeatedly — some Republicans are champing at the bit to expel the congressman if the House Ethics Committee investigating him finds wrongdoing, Fox News reported Sunday.

“No one can stand him at this point. A smart guy without morals,” one lawmaker told the outlet. From the archives (September 2023): ‘He’s being squeezed’: McCarthy yields to right-flank insistence on Biden impeachment inquiry amid intensifying threat to speakership Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker, wondered in a post on X, the former Twitter, whether anyone was doing as much for the Democratic Party, and to undermine Republicans, as Gaetz was. Gaetz, who is rumored to be eyeing a run for Florida governor, brushed aside the expulsion threat, posting a “Game of Thrones” meme. A motion to vacate requires a two-thirds vote to go through, meaning Democrats will hypothetically need to come on board, given the 221-to-212 Republican-to-Democrat makeup of the lower chamber. Gaetz has professed his innocence in the ethics probe, which is reportedly nearing its conclusion. The investigation is said to center around allegations that include sexual misconduct, illicit drug use and potenti …

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