Vote expected on Tuesday afternoon after hard-right Florida congressman Matt Gaetz files motion to vacate

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The House was expected to vote on Tuesday afternoon on a motion to remove Kevin McCarthy from the speaker’s chair, as the Republican leader’s prospects for keeping his position looked increasingly grim.

Congressman Matt Gaetz introduced the motion to vacate on Monday night, as the hard-right lawmaker from Florida continued to rail against McCarthy for collaborating with Democrats to avoid a government shutdown over the weekend.

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