Kevin McCarthy was ousted Tuesday as speaker of the United State House of Representatives after Far-right Republicans voted together with Democrats to vacate him.
This becomes the first time a speaker was ousted in the House’s 234-year history.
It was 216 to 210 with eight Republicans siding with Democrats to remove him from the speakership.
The removal was a victory for Matt Gaetz who introduced a motion to vacate the speaker after he worked with House Democrats to pass a stopgap spending bill.
The House will now need to elect a new speaker.