Rep. McCarthy said at a press conference that he would “look into” remaining in Congress.
‘I’ll look at that,” McCarthy said when asked at a press conference if he will remain in Congress.
McCarthy did rule out considering another position with leadership.
“There’s a lot of great people in conference,” McCarthy said. McCarthy said, “There are always other people who can do the job.” The talent we had was amazing. “
Led in by Rep. Matt Gaetz, (R-Fla.), an eight-member group of Republicans joined 208 Democrats to pass a resolution to vacate Speakership 216-210. Gaetz and McCarthy’s Republican opponents have cited his decision to pass a continuing resolution ahead of a government shut down as their main reason for voting to oust him.
Gaetz and McCarthy’s Republican opponents have generally cited his decision to pass a continuing resolution ahead of a government shutdown as their main reason for voting to oust him.
“He doesn’t have my support anymore and he doesn’t have the support of a requisite number of Republicans to continue as the Republican Speaker,” Gaetz told reporters Monday.
Despite the turmoil he had faced while Speaker, McCarthy said was pleased to have served in the Speaker’s office.
“I may have lost a vote today, but I fought for what I believe in — and I believe in America. McCarthy was happy to have served as Speaker despite the turmoil he had faced.