Matt Gaetz floats unlikely partnership to take down Kevin McCarthy

Amid continued tension with Kevin McCarthy, Republican Representative Matt Gaetz raised the idea of teaming with Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell to rid the House of McCarthy’s speakership.

In a post made to social media platform X, formerly Twitter, Gaetz teased the idea after replying to Swalwell’s post that called out Gaetz and McCarthy, as well as Gaetz’s inability to have McCarthy removed.

“I’ve never seen a colleague make more empty threats — day in/day out than this guy. Gaetz folded like a cheap card table to make McCarthy speaker and will never — I repeat never — make a motion to remove McCarthy. I do not work with serious people,” Swalwell wrote on X.

As a direct response, Gaetz wrote: “If I make a motion to remove Kevin, how many Democrat votes can I count on?” He clarified in another post to X the possible team-up with Swalwell to have McCarthy removed.

Republican Representative Matt Gaetz speaks during a House Oversight Committee hearing titled “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena: Implications on National Security, Public Safety, and Government Transparency” on Capitol Hill on July 26, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Gaetz on Sunday teased a possible partnership with Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell in an effort to remove



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