McCarthy, who won the gavel after 15 rounds of floor voting in January, became the first speaker in history to lose his job by a motion to vacate. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) led the group of eight Republicans who voted to remove McCarthy, citing broken promises such as working with Democrats to avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown.
Business in the House is at a standstill until a new speaker can be elected by a House vote, which is slated for next week. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) are vying for the job, but it’s unclear how either could secure the 218 floor votes to win.
Here’s a look at Capitol scenes from the unprecedented week of Oct. 2 captured by Washington Examiner photographer Graeme Jennings.
McCarthy is out after Gaetz-led rebellion
Meanwhile, in the Senate…