Kevin McCarthy will not run for speaker again after the House ousted him from the top leadership post in a historic vote on Tuesday. The tally was 216 to 210 with eight Republicans siding with Democrats to remove him from the speaker ship. The House will now need to elect a new speaker
Ultimately, McCarthy helped broker a deal that averted a devastating federal default. But, Gaetz saw McCarthy's willingness to work with Democrats – a needed practice to govern within a bipartisan system – as a violation of their agreement for him to become speaker. And then came the events of this week.