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October 03, 2023

Rep. Schiff Statement on Vote to Oust Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the motion to vacate brought forward in the House of Representatives.

“Under Kevin McCarthy's speakership, the House of Representatives has lurched from crisis to crisis. Simply put, Kevin McCarthy lacks the integrity, honesty and skill necessary to govern. He voted to overturn the election. He broke his word to the President on the budget deal. He brought us to the brink of a shutdown. We need a leader who has the ability to govern — McCarthy cannot,” Rep. Schiff said. “California and our country deserve a leader who fights for them, not for a disgraced former President. I will be voting yes on the motion to vacate.”