House Adrift as GOP Fights over its Next Leader
A vote on a new leader isn't expected until Oct. 11, 2023
The U.S. House of Representatives was leaderless on Wednesday, after hardline Republicans narrowly won a vote to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy, an historic move that triggered what will be a lengthy and likely messy battle to find a replacement.
It was the first time in U.S. history that the House has removed a speaker - a position that is second in line to the president after the vice president.
Republican lawmakers signaled they would need a week to regroup, planning to meet on Tuesday to discuss possible candidates to replace McCarthy - who said he would not run again - with votes on Oct. 11 at the earliest.
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