“I think I can continue the fight, but maybe in a different way,” said former Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who stepped down yesterday.
Former Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy, who was removed from office on Tuesday after a member of his party impeached him, confirmed to reporters that he will not seek re-election.
“I fought for what I believed in,” said Mr McCarthy. “I think I can continue the fight, but maybe in a different way,” added the baron of the American right.
The impeachment of the “speaker” yesterday – an unprecedented development in American political history – threatens to paralyze the legislative work, while a shutdown, paralysis of the federal state, is again threatened around November 17, if a new temporary budget is not approved.
The White House announced that Democratic President Joe Biden wants to elect a new chairman of the body “quickly”. The person who holds this position is second in line to succeed the president, after the vice president, should the need arise.
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