House Speaker McCarthy’s job is on the line. His own party has put a target on his back.
And Kevin McCarthy’s world is crashing down after Nancy Mace sent this ultimatum.
Earlier this year, Kevin McCarthy struggled to gather the votes needed to secure the speakership in the House of Representatives.
It was the first time since 1923 that the Speaker of the House was not elected on the first ballot.
In fact, after fifteen rounds of voting, McCarthy finally snatched up the position, making it the longest multi-ballot speaker election since 1859.
But why did the Republicans holding up his speakership change their minds? Because he made a ton of promises to them.
Well, now we’re hearing that he’s going back on his word, and Republicans aren’t happy.
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) stated that “everything is on the table” in terms of potentially deposing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Mace made the statements during an interview with ABC News’s Jonathan Karl on “This Week” on Sunday when questioned about Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and others claiming they will try to depose McCarthy as speaker.
“Could you see yourself under any circumstances supporting a motion to vacate against McCarthy?” Karl inquired.
“It hasn’t happened yet and I’m not going to comment on conjecture here,” she said.
“Either he’s going to file it or he’s not. If he’s going to do it, put his money where his mouth is. I do hear that some votes might be up for grabs because people were made promises that have not been kept.”
“What about your vote, is it up for grabs?” Karl inquired.
“I mean could you support that effort?”
Mace responded, “We’ll see how it turns out. But I will tell you, I’m one of those members who were made certain promises. I’ve worked on women’s issues, I’ve worked on issues, you know, related to gun violence I feel are very important and, you know, it’s fallen on deaf ears. And if I give a handshake to someone, I expect them to follow through with it.”
Karl pointed out that Mace had not ruled out supporting the move to vacate, which would result in McCarthy’s removal.
“I might, you know what, everything’s on the table at this point for me because I want to do the right thing for the American people,” Mace said.
“I want to do the right thing for women, I’m trying to show, here’s a path forward for women post Roe for birth control, for women who are rape survivors, et cetera.”
Watch the full exchange below:
Rep. Matt Gaetz's push to replace Kevin McCarthy as Speaker. Rep. Nancy Mace weighs in on her stance, saying, 'Everything's on the table at this point for me. I want to do the right thing for the American people.'
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