Gomez Will Vote to Remove McCarthy from Speakership

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) released the following statement regarding a motion to vacate Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gomez will vote to remove the speaker:

"Kevin McCarthy only became speaker because he struck a corrupt bargain with QAnon conspiracy theorists, Trump worshippers, and insurrectionists in his caucus, making reckless promises for a baseless impeachment inquiry and leading us disastrously close to a government shutdown. The speaker of the House should be elected for their ability to lead, not their ability to grovel. 

"I will vote to vacate McCarthy from the speakership because he does not represent the values of everyday Americans in my district and across the country. Time and again he tries to slash programs that people rely on for food, housing and child care; he levies attacks on health care; threatens the rights of women and the LGBTQI+ community; and he works against progress in order to benefit himself. The only person fit to sit in the speaker’s chair is a Democrat who puts our country over political games. That Democrat is Hakeem Jeffries." 


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