4 Oct 2023

US House Speaker ousted for first time in history

Washington Correspondent

There’s a vacancy in one of the top jobs in US politics after the ousting the Speaker of the House of Representatives.  Third in the presidential line of succession, the person who’d have to take charge if the President and Vice President were both indisposed, Republican Kevin McCarthy was voted out by his own party.

The first time such a thing has ever happened on Capitol Hill.