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Latest news on Kevin McCarthy, a Republican politician who was ousted in October 2023 from his position as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, a role he assumed on 7 January 2023. The motion to vacate his position was spearheaded by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) following McCarthy's decision to pass a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown, which displeased a faction within the Republican party. The floor vote on McCarthy's ouster took place with a narrow margin of 216 to 210, marking the first time a Speaker has been removed in such a manner.

Prior to his tenure as Speaker, McCarthy had served as the House Majority Leader and House Minority Leader, representing California's 20th, 22nd, and 23rd congressional districts over his political career. Born in Bakersfield, California, his journey from a firefighter to a key political figure saw him occupying various significant roles within the Republican Party. He has been known for his staunch defense of former president Donald Trump and was actively involved in efforts challenging the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election.

McCarthy's leadership in the 2022 House elections contributed to the Republican Party securing a narrow majority in the chamber. His election as Speaker, achieved on the 15th ballot, broke nearly a century-old tradition of electing a Speaker on the first ballot and marked the first time in over 160 years that the Speaker's election necessitated more than nine ballots. However, the recent internal discord led to an unprecedented vote, ousting him from the Speaker's chair, casting a veil of uncertainty over the House's leadership amidst impending fiscal challenges.

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