A resolution penned by Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to declare the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives vacant was discovered in an unlikely location – a restroom inside the Capitol.
This unexpected find sent shockwaves through the political landscape and raises questions about the stability of the current House leadership.
The document, dated September 15, 2023, was found on a baby changing table in the restroom beneath the House floor. It unequivocally stated, “Resolved, That the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives is hereby declared to be vacant.”
The resolution was authored by Rep. Gaetz, who has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with the current Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, and his perceived ineffectiveness in the role.
BREAKING REPORT: Resolution declaring the SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE VACANT has been observed circulating the House Floor..
Author: Matt Gaetz..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) September 19, 2023
Gaetz’s criticism of McCarthy has been unrelenting. He has publicly condemned McCarthy for his “eight months of inaction” on issues related to Joe Biden and his family.
Gaetz has also taken the initiative to draft a subpoena for Hunter Biden’s records and testimony, urging McCarthy to sign it. His bold move underscores the growing discontent among conservatives who question whether McCarthy is truly committed to holding the Biden administration accountable.
This discovery comes a week after Gaetz threatened to remove McCarthy from his position as House Speaker.
Gaetz accused McCarthy of failing to uphold the agreement that allowed him to assume his role, not holding the Bidens accountable, and supporting Biden’s inflationary spending policies, among other grievances.
Under the new House rules, any member of Congress, regardless of party affiliation, can initiate a ‘Motion to Vacate.’
This motion forces a vote on the removal of the Speaker of the House. Gaetz’s resolution could potentially trigger such a vote, further destabilizing the already tense political climate.
Found on a baby changing table in restroom underneath House floor:
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) September 19, 2023
Interestingly, Democrats seem quite comfortable with McCarthy as House Speaker, raising eyebrows among conservatives who question whether McCarthy is truly representing their interests.
This comfort level, coupled with Gaetz’s resolution, could potentially lead to a significant shake-up in the House leadership.
The resolution was discovered by left-wing journalist Matt Laslo, who posted photos of the document on social media. When contacted for comment, Gaetz’s team offered no response, further fueling speculation about the implications of this discovery.