Friday, December 8, 2023

Motion of censure against the president of the House of Representatives

The Congress of the United States avoided a partial shutdown of the Administration on Saturday with a law approved by extremis between Democrats and Republicans. However, the solution was temporary, as a budget extension was approved until November 17, which created internal tensions, especially among Republicans. But the agreement of the progressives tried to maintain the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy.

The payment of SPEAKER in the Lower House is at risk because some members of his party, the hard wing of conservatives, do not forgive him for relying on the Democrats to avoid the shutdown of the Government of Joe Biden, even if the paralysis of the Administration is almost disrupt everything. public places in the United States.

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Far-right Congressman Matt Gaetz, from Florida, one of the leaders of the hard wing of the Republican Party, presented a motion of censure or impeachment against McCarthy, intensifying the open confrontation between the two. Although this dispute has personal reasons, its political consequences are uncertain and may plunge the House of Representatives into chaos, which may be paralyzed by the incipient Democratic minority, which prevents it from taking advantage in the event of retaining the presidency of the Congress.

Gaetz was not very popular within his group and was described as a “charlatan” by some of his colleagues. McCarthy allowed a congressman to present an impeachment motion as part of an agreement he reached with half a dozen ultra deputies who opposed the party’s decision to appoint a moderate leader, to finally his election as president of the House will be realized in January, making it uncertain. how many of his fellow radicals will support Gaetz. In a House where the Republicans have 221 seats and the Democrats, 212, it is enough to have half a dozen Republican rebels for McCarthy’s continuation to remain in the hands of the Democrats.

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The leader of the Democratic parliamentary group, Hakeem Jeffries, has not yet revealed his position on whether McCarthy’s tenure will remain in the hands of the Democrats, but he did not rule out the possibility of supporting impeachment.

The scenario is complicated, because a significant group of Democrats may abstain or vote against the impeachment motion, which will further complicate the situation. If McCarthy is ousted, it will be a challenge to find a replacement with the support of moderates and radicals in the party.

This crisis threatens to block Congress at a time when it is necessary to approve the final budget laws for the new fiscal year, which could have a serious impact on politics and management in the US.

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