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What Does The Motion to Vacate the Chair Mean?

The House of Representatives is set to convene later today to vote on a Motion to Vacate the Chair - a proposal from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to remove Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from his leadership position. If Speaker McCarthy loses, he will have to vacate his position, and this will be the first time in history that a Speaker of the House has ever been voted out of office.

However, with a narrow partisan split in the House, it remains unclear exactly what could happen. There is a possibility that some Democrats in at-risk congressional districts could vote in a way that could help Speaker McCarthy, or more Republicans could vote to save Speaker McCarthy than what is projected.

Check out Brumidi Group's latest infographic to catch up on all you need to know before the vote!


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