The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to oust Kevin McCarthy as speaker — a historic moment that threatens to plunge House Republicans even further into chaos and turmoil.
No House speaker has ever before been ousted through the passage of a resolution to remove them.
The vote to oust McCarthy — led by fellow Republican Matt Gaetz — marks a major escalation in tensions for a House GOP conference that has been mired in infighting. It came just days after McCarthy successfully engineered a last-minute bipartisan effort to avert a government shutdown.
The vote was 216-210 with eight Republicans voting to remove McCarthy from the speakership.
McCarthy was elected as speaker in January after a historic stalemate that involved 15 rounds of voting over five days. It was the longest speaker contest in 164 years.
Here are some of the stories that made headlines over the past week, as well as some photos that caught our eye.