Kevin McCarthy once dreamt of becoming a stand-up comedian before pursuing a career in politics.
He is known for his love of tea, often enjoying unique blends from around the world.
McCarthy is an accomplished saxophonist and has played in several congressional bands.
Surprisingly, he has completed several marathons, showcasing his dedication to fitness.
Kevin McCarthy has a soft spot for rescue dogs and has adopted multiple pups over the years.
McCarthy Loses Speaker Position
U.S. House Decisively Votes McCarthy Out as Speaker
Such voting was held for three times in the history. First was in March 1910, second in July, 2015, and the third is now in Oct, 2023
Patrick McHenry Steps In
Patrick McHenry was named speaker pro tem until a new speaker was elected.
The vote to vacate was 216-210, with significant dissent among House Republicans.
Notable Republicans voting for removal included Matt Gaetz and Nancy Mace.
Motion to Table Rejected
The motion to table, which could have stopped the process, was also voted against.
Some House Democrats joined the vote to declare the speaker's office vacant.