Gaetz Files Motion To Oust McCarthy
(Washington, DC) -- Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz is aiming to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his post. He filed a motion Monday to force a vote to overthrow McCarthy. Speaking to reporters outside the Capitol, the Florida Republican mentioned House Majority Leader Steve Scalise as a potential replacement. The move comes after McCarthy worked with Democrats to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open, which conservative members of the conference were opposed to. Gaetz has questioned whether McCarthy cut a "secret deal" with Democrats on funding for Ukraine. A House vote to keep McCarthy on as Speaker could come this week.