US Rep. Don Davis says he’ll vote to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy
U.S. Rep. Don Davis, a North Carolina Democrat, announced that he will vote to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his job.
Davis represents the 1st Congressional District and is serving his first term in Congress. He is a former state senator.
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican and McCarthy nemesis, is trying to remove McCarthy from the speakership. U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina and a persistent McCarthy critic, said today that he would go along with the effort to kick McCarthy out of the job.
House Democratic leaders are urging their members to vote yes on the motion to vacate, according to CBS News.
In his statement, Davis referenced the 15-round voting marathon that kicked off the session, where McCarthy outlasted Republican opposition to become Speaker.
“The 118th Congress began with 15 rounds of votes before successfully selecting a Speaker, which was my first exposure to serving in Congress,” Davis said in a statement.
“Today’s motion to vacate is no surprise — it is simply a continuation of our first few days in office. People are tired of the division and chaos and desire a government that prioritizes them.
“Because the status quo does not reflect my value of service, I will cast a bipartisan vote to vacate the Speaker.”