Republicans look for successors of Speaker Kevin McCarthy

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The historic removal of Representative Kevin McCarthy from the position of Speaker brings forward new election as to who will be elected to fill in the vacant spot atop GOP-controlled lower chamber.

House Republican informed during a conference that they will hold a candidates’ forum and try to elect a new speaker next week. In the meantime, Patrick McHenry, will serve as an interim Speaker, which was announced during a meeting with fellow lawmakers on Tuesday. McHenry suggests that the House stands in recess to allow the Republicans conference and Democratic means caucus to discuss the path forward.

It is still unclear if the candidate can garner enough support from support from the fractured Republican conference to claim the speakership position, some names have emerged as the possible successor for McCarthy, who stated that he won’t be running again. The full House votes on the speaker, and the Democrats are expected to vote against any Republican candidate unanimously, meaning the Republicans will have to find consensus on their own.

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