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Kevin McCarthy Announces Retirement 2 Months After Ouster as House Speaker

HeadlineDec 07, 2023

Former Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday he will resign from Congress at the end of the year. McCarthy’s planned departure comes two months after he became the first House speaker in U.S. history to be removed by members of their own party. Under California law, a special election must be held in about four months’ time to decide who will represent McCarthy’s district in California’s Central Valley. His departure further shrinks Republicans’ slim majority in the House, after lawmakers voted last week to expel New York congressmember and serial fabulist George Santos.

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