As House Republicans narrowly failed in their effort to pass articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday night, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) found himself wishing former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was still in the lower chamber.
That’s the same Kevin McCarthy who resigned from Congress in December two months after he was dramatically ousted from the speakership as a result of a campaign led by Matt Gaetz. Speaking to Eric Bolling on Newsmax on Tuesday, Gaetz said he found himself thinking it would’ve “been nice” to have had McCarthy’s vote on his side as the resolution failed in a 216-214 split.
Gaetz appeared on the show to commiserate with Bolling as four Republican lawmakers joined with Democrats in rejecting the impeachment. Gaetz explained that Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT) had only changed his vote from “yes” to “no” in a strategic move to allow the measure to be reconsidered at a later time.
Source: The Daily Beast
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