McCarthy Makes Shocking Decision After Losing House Gavel 

Daily Report December 07,2023

Former House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced on Wednesday that he will retire from Congress at the end of 2023.

McCarthy made the shocking revelation in an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, adding that he would be serving the American people in other ways.

“No matter the odds, or personal cost, we did the right thing. That may seem out of fashion in Washington these days, but delivering results for the American people is still celebrated across the country. It is in this spirit that I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways. I know my work is only getting started,” McCarthy wrote. “I will continue to recruit our country’s best and brightest to run for elected office. The Republican Party is expanding every day, and I am committed to lending my experience to support the next generation of leaders.”

McCarthy revealed that believes America’s problems can be solved through innovations and not legislation.

“The most reliable solution to what ails America is before our eyes: everyday men and women who are raising families, showing up for work, volunteering, and pursuing the American Dream with passion and purpose. I agree with President Reagan’s observation that ‘all great change in America starts at the dinner table,'” McCarthy added.

McCarthy has experienced a lot of ups and downs in his political career, especially in 2023. The former speaker began the year with the hope of leading the new Congress. His hope was however met with fierce pushbacks from some of his Republican colleagues, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who did not want him as speaker.

McCarthy, however, reached the peak of his career after he was elected House speaker in January following 15 rounds of voting on the House floor.

McCarthy’s world came crashing in October after Gaetz brought a resolution to the House floor that would have the California lawmaker ousted as speaker. Gaetz’s bill succeeded in a 216-210 vote, after eight House Republicans, including Gaetz, voted with their Democrat counterpart to have McCarthy ousted as speaker.

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