/ 05 October 2023

Pollies get the boot

Image source: Flickr
Image source: Flickr

Yesterday, we mentioned the turmoil at the top of US politics as Republicans considered booting out their leader. Well, the booting happened. Kevin McCarthy has become the first speaker of the US House of Representatives to be voted out of the high-powered role in a move instigated by fellow Republican (and hardcore Trump fan) Matt Gaetz. He and 7 of his hard-right Republican colleagues moved against McCarthy after becoming angry over what they say is are broken promises to push the Biden Administration to cut spending. McCarthy has a different take – he says his ejection was “personal” and “had nothing to do about spending”. As for what happens next, there’s a bit to play out… And in Tassie, outgoing Attorney-General Elise Archer said she’ll quit the parliament, allowing another Liberal to fill her seat and keep the minority government afloat. Sorry if you’re an election freak, but there’s no need for an early election.

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