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House Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry (R-NC)

McHenry’s unusual role post the McCarthy ouster

Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry is in a unique position — and it’s all because of 9/11. Stick with us here.

McHenry was named to the post by outgoing Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who was ousted Tuesday during an unprecedented floor vote forced by hardline conservatives.

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