Northland Representatives react to historic removal of Speaker Kevin McCarthy

In the recent historic vote to remove Congressman Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House, 8 Republicans joined with the 208 Democrats to remove the Congressman from his position. Congressman Pete Stauber (R-8th District, MN) and Congressman Tom Tiffany (R-7th District, WI) voted against the Speaker’s removal.

In a statement, Congressman Pete Stauber said,

“This is a sad day for America. Speaker McCarthy and House Republicans have consistently delivered strong results for the American people, who are hurting thanks to the policies of the Biden Administration. Under his conservative and steadfast leadership, House Republicans have passed bills to cut $2 trillion in spending, reduce energy costs, enact commonsense work requirements, restore order at the southern border, and much more. “

“Speaker Kevin McCarthy had my full support in January, and he had my full support today.”

“Make no mistake, Matt Gaetz worked with socialist Democrats to remove a Republican Speaker. Thanks to his actions, the important work of the House of Representatives is now stalled, and we are unable to hold Joe Biden and his failing Administration accountable.”

“To quote former Speaker of the House Joseph G. Cannon in 1910, ‘government is not the whim of a handful of men who don’t know what they want—and when they get it, want something else.’”

“Matt Gaetz and a handful of other selfish Republicans have no interest in governing. They care more about fundraising and making a name for themselves than getting the hard work done for the American people.”

“I will continue to stand with the vast majority of our House Republican Conference as we push back against the chaos created by Matt Gaetz and his Democrat allies”

Congressman Tom Tiffany also gave us his statement on the recent vote.

“Right now, my priority is passing the appropriations bills to bring much-needed relief to the American people. We must keep our eye on the target and reverse the Biden administration’s dangerous border and spending policies.”

In the interim, GOP Representative Patrick McHenry of North Carolina will be speaker pro tempore until the Chamber votes for a new speaker on October 11th.