Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tore into Democrats for helping to oust California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House.
Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz initiated the vote to remove McCarthy from office by filing a motion to vacate the chair. To vote McCarthy out, 208 Democrats joined Gaetz and seven other Republicans. As part of the deal that propelled him to the speakership in January, the former speaker agreed to allow a single member to bring a motion to resign. The Florida lawmaker further claimed McCarthy had broken several terms of the agreement.
Even though it prevented a government shutdown (at least until mid-November), the short-term spending bill seemed to particularly irritate Gaetz. It had the backing of far more Democrats than Republicans.