Republicans Push For Major House Change

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( – According to a recent Politico report Republicans in the House are discussing making a possible change to the House Rules in order to stop a single member of the conference from having the ability to force a vote in order to get the House Speaker ousted.

On Oct. 3, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., had been removed from office after all the Democrats and only eight Republicans backed his removal. His removal was the result of a forced vote that enabled any House member to file a vote in order to force the Speaker’s chair to be vacated.

Following the vote, at least half of those who had previously voted to have McCarthy removed are stating that they are open to the option to make it harder for the Speaker to be kicked out of his seat. Politico’s Monday report further stated that at the same time none of the eight lawmakers have committed to having the rules changed.

It is also not yet clear what the exact number of members who would need to agree in order for a motion to vacate the chair to go through. There have also been suggestions that have brought the number to as low as seven while others have been pushing for it to be over 100 members. However, the one thing that all appear to be in agreement about is that the motion should not be allowed to be brought forward from a single member.

As Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., who had voted from McCarthy’s removal pointed out the motion has now “served its purpose” and it was clear to everyone that they meant “business.” He added that he was not going to push a lot about having the rule changed as it was not his “beach I’m going to die on.”

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