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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., questions Attorney General Merrick Garland during the House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Gaetz looks to oust McCarthy

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), a chief tormentor of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, effectively said on the House floor Tuesday evening that he was on the brink of filing a motion to vacate to try to oust the California Republican from the speaker’s chair. Here’s what Gaetz said:

The motion to vacate was raised at the House Freedom Caucus’s weekly meeting, as well.

McCarthy told reporters once again on Tuesday night that he wasn’t worried about Gaetz:

And if McCarthy remains speaker with the help of Democrats, how would he be able to manage the House Republican Conference?

— Jake Sherman, Mica Soellner and John Bresnahan

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