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Kevin McCarthy removed as US speaker in landmark vote

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The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy has been booted out of his office in a historic vote by the lawmakers.

The development followed Monday’s motion filed by Florida Congressman, Matt Gaetz, for the removal of the Republican after months of infighting between him and his party’s right-wing

In Tuesday’s session, the lawmakers debated the leadership challenge and voted 216 to 210 to oust him from the position.

All 208 Democrats at the session voted to remove the speaker along with eight Republican lawmakers.

McCarthy is the first Speaker in US history to be removed through a House vote.

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