Kevin McCarthy has been ousted as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
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Kevin McCarthy has been ousted from his role as the Speaker for the House of Representatives.
The Republican becomes the first speaker in history to be voted out of the position.
He only lasted 269 days in the role.
The vote to kick him from House Speaker was brought on by fellow Republican Matt Gaetz.
The Florida politician introduced a motion to evict McCarthy over how he has controlled spending and the budget since Republicans took majority of the House.
Politicians took a vote in the House of Representatives and the final tally was 216 for removal and 210 against.
Presiding officer Rep. Steve Womack said after the count: "The office of speaker of the House of the United States House of Representatives is hereby declared vacant."
Every Democrat supported Gaetz's petition and eight Republicans joined the cause.
Patrick McHenry has been named interim Speaker until the Chamber selects an official one.