WASHINGTON, D.C., (October 3, 2023) – Today, U.S. Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) voted for the motion to vacate the chair. He released the following statement:
“This was a tough decision. I voted for McCarthy for Speaker of the House back in January and I consider him a friend. However, I had to vote for what I think is best for the American people. We need leadership that will take real action to address our country’s serious financial crisis and steer us in a better direction, and we shouldn’t settle for anything less than that.”
The motion to vacate the chair passed 216 to 210. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has been removed from the position.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://burchett.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-burchett-votes-motion-vacate-chair