In a tweet, America First Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz criticized GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy for his lack of results as Speaker of the House and expressed his support for removing McCarthy from the position. Gaetz reposted an interview where McCarthy praised his record as speaker, claiming to have made the House more productive, open, and transparent. However, Gaetz disagreed with this assessment and backed the idea of filing a Motion to Vacate against McCarthy, which could lead to his replacement.
The Motion to Vacate is a parliamentary procedure with a long history in American politics. However, it was removed by ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi and McCarthy fought to exclude it from the House Rules of the 118th Congress. The motion played a significant role in opposing McCarthy’s campaign for speakership, and he was only elected with less than 218 votes after agreeing to let the Motion to Vacate stand.
Gaetz criticized McCarthy’s lack of action on various important issues. He listed the absence of a vote on term limits, a balanced budget, individual appropriations bills, and the full release of J6 tapes. Gaetz also pointed out that no spending cuts had been made to raise the debt limit. Additionally, he highlighted the fact that no subpoenas had been issued for Hunter Biden or any member of the Biden family. Gaetz concluded by stating that the GOP’s positive reforms were not enough and that significant changes were necessary.
Gaetz’s tweet drew support from numerous Twitter users, encouraging him and his colleagues to file a Motion to Vacate against McCarthy. This public response reflects growing impatience among GOP voters who are eager for the House GOP to take action against the Biden administration.
McCarthy’s failures as speaker have continued to mount. He has refused to release footage of the January 6th incident to the public and has allowed the political persecution of former President Trump to go unchallenged. Despite holding the power to rescind criminal referrals filed by Pelosi’s J6 Committee against Trump advisors Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro, McCarthy has chosen not to act. This adds to the list of issues raised by Gaetz that could contribute to the Motion to Vacate against McCarthy.
In conclusion, Gaetz’s criticism of McCarthy’s lack of results as speaker, as well as his support for the Motion to Vacate, has gained attention and support. McCarthy’s failures and inaction on important issues have led to growing impatience among GOP voters, increasing the likelihood of a potential replacement for the speaker.