Faced with a shutdown engineered by his own party's far-right caucus, GOP speaker Kevin McCarthy yesterday cut a deal with Democrats in the closely-split House to pass a 45-day "stopgap measure" to fund government. The measure avoids immediate furloughs and other problems; Florida congressman Matt Gaetz vowed to oust him.
"I do intend to file a motion to vacate against Speaker McCarthy this week. I think we need to rip off the band aid. I think we need to move on with new leadership that can be trustworthy," Gaetz said on CNN's "State of the Union."