WATCH: GOP Rep. Explains Why He’s Voting To Oust Kevin McCarthy In Heartfelt Message

GOP Representative Tim Burchett (R-TN) has publicly explained his decision to vote in favor of ousting House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. In a heartfelt message, Burchett expressed his concerns about the nation’s financial trajectory and the lack of urgency from the leadership.

Burchett stated, “Kevin McCarthy is my friend, and I hate to lose him as a friend, but I had a choice between that and my conscience.” He talked about the nation’s staggering $33 trillion debt and criticized the lack of action, particularly the continued resolutions and the looming omnibus bill filled with “more spending, more grease, more lobbyists, and more special interests.”

The Congressman’s decision comes amidst growing calls to remove McCarthy from his position. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) has already signaled his intention to move swiftly in replacing McCarthy. If Jeffries can rally all 212 members of his caucus, he would only need five conservative Republicans to join in a majority vote to oust McCarthy.

The vote on McCarthy’s future is scheduled for 2:00PM EST.

Adding to the tension, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a vocal critic of McCarthy, highlighted discrepancies in statements regarding a potential deal to provide additional financial aid to Ukraine. Gaetz pointed out



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