What Was Kevin McCarthy Thinking Moving Into Speaker’s Office?

What Was Kevin McCarthy Thinking Moving Into Speaker's Office?
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 12: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talks to reporters after attending the swearing-in of  Rep. Brad Finstad (R-MN) at the U.S. Capitol on August 12, 2022 in Washington, DC. Finstad won a special election in Minnesota to replace former Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) who died in January of COVID-19. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Things are getting ugly now as Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sent a letter questioning why Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been allowed to occupy the Speaker’s office without winning the job over three ballots.
  • “How long will he remain there before he is considered a squatter?” Gaetz wrote, adding that McCarthy can “no longer be considered the Speaker-Designate” following Tuesday’s balloting.

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