USA Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, Resigns from Congress

Two months after his dismissal as speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy has announced his resignation from the California seat at the end of the year, something he said he would not do

USA Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, Resigns from Congress

Two months after his dismissal as speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy has announced his resignation from the California seat at the end of the year, something he said he would not do. He even announced that he would run for a new term as a legislator in the 2024 elections. "I am not going to resign. I will be there for the entire term. I have much more to do," said the Republican on Capitol Hill after his dismissal.

Today the version changed: "I will never stop fighting for this country that I love so much. To all those who have supported me over the years, especially our voters, thank you from the bottom of my heart," he said in a video posted on the networks.

His announcement marks a surprising end for the former Bakersfield, California, deli owner who rose through state and national politics to become second in line for the presidency, before a contingent of far-right conservatives plotted his ouster in October.

In a column in The Wall Street Journal, McCarthy said he is leaving the House of Representatives, but "not the fight" to "serve America in another way."

"I know my work is just beginning. I will continue to recruit our country's best and brightest to run for elected office. The Republican Party expands every day and I am committed to bringing my experience to support the next generation of leaders," he said. .

McCarthy was removed from office after the motion presented against him by the radical Matt Gaetz, of his own party, was approved by 216 votes in favor and 210 against.

With his departure, history was made because never before in the United States had a 'speaker', as that position is known in English, been revoked.