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Wed Dec 6, 2023, 11:28 AM Dec 6

Former speaker Kevin McCarthy will retire from Congress at end of year [View all]

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Source: Washington Post

By Mariana Alfaro, Jacqueline Alemany and Leigh Ann Caldwell

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the former House speaker who was ousted from his position in October in a revolt by hard-right members, will not seek reelection to his congressional seat and will retire from Congress at the end of this month, he announced Wednesday.

“I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways,” McCarthy said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “I know my work is only getting started.”

McCarthy’s retirement will bring to an end a 17-year House career in which he rose quickly through the ranks of Republican leadership, culminating with his stint as speaker. His ouster marked the first time in history that the House voted to remove its leader, a move that threw the chamber into a period of instability.

McCarthy’s departure before the end of his term means California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will have to call a special election to replace him.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/12/06/kevin-mccarthy-retire/

Good riddance.

Updated to revised version with career length adjusted to 17 years from 16.
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Ego will not let him stay. So long kevin, don't let that door hit you on the way out. republianmushroom Dec 6 #1
another one bites the dust ! noclue023 Dec 6 #4
He's their biggest fundraiser, so he won't be allowed to fall far Warpy Dec 6 #29
Another profile in courage hahaha hibbing Dec 6 #2
Unfortunately, Wikipedia suggests no chance of a seat pickup: nitpicked Dec 6 #3
"... to serve America in new ways." Harker Dec 6 #5
If he were to be served as dinner BigmanPigman Dec 7 #39
The GOP will have to find somebody Turbineguy Dec 6 #6
Now, there's a crash and burn worthy of a Greek tragedy. malthaussen Dec 6 #7
Well...bye! PatrickforB Dec 6 #8
Bye, Felicia. I wonder who my new rep will be? onecaliberal Dec 6 #9
Take your ball and go home! Novara Dec 6 #10
Yesterday , on the stephanie miller show , a guest who predicted kevin would loeave by years end Fullduplexxx Dec 6 #11
Hasn't Eric Swalwell been predicting this for some time now? Attilatheblond Dec 6 #24
Yea that's from whom i heard it Fullduplexxx Dec 7 #40
It sounds like he has a cushy job lined up somewhere Mr. Sparkle Dec 6 #12
Running the cash laundry franchise for the real powers that be? n/t Attilatheblond Dec 6 #25
Working with the orange fuhrer ..... Hope22 Dec 6 #30
or being in charge of the candy dish Attilatheblond Dec 7 #41
LOL! N/t Hope22 Dec 7 #42
Gutless wonder. His replacement will be somebody worse. (nt) Paladin Dec 6 #13
Maybe Ron DeSenseless moniss Dec 6 #14
Or trump will announce he has a new shoe-shining and diaper manager. Escurumbele Dec 6 #32
Will he join the "band on America "? CaptainTruth Dec 6 #15
No, he'll be on Ghost of Tom Joad Dec 6 #23
Or Dancing With Morons CaptainTruth Dec 6 #38
Goose. Cooked. Wild blueberry Dec 6 #16
Kevin gets the Powers Booth treatment Ray Bruns Dec 6 #17
Matt's "leverage" keeps on getting smaller, and smaller, and smaller... Ford_Prefect Dec 6 #18
And with that, the "Young guns" are done. Mawspam2 Dec 6 #19
Back to the deli! rsdsharp Dec 6 #20
He'll name a sandwich for himself BaronChocula Dec 6 #26
Bad Feeling About This Owens Dec 6 #21
I hope... 2naSalit Dec 6 #22
Was really hoping for a seat gain bluestarone Dec 6 #27
In the words of Ray Charles...Hit the road Jack and don't you come back. iluvtennis Dec 6 #28
Retiring and never showing his face again is the best service he can do to the country. Escurumbele Dec 6 #31
... BumRushDaShow Dec 6 #33
Potential Pickup? Deep State Witch Dec 6 #34
More likely someone even more maggotter than he is. Wonder Why Dec 6 #36
Can the Rebl2 Dec 6 #35
Bye bye Kevin... don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out! D23MIURG23 Dec 6 #37
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