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Former Speaker of U.S. House McCarthy to leave Congress

Former Speaker of U.S. House McCarthy to leave Congress Photo: Kevin McCarthy, American congressman (Getty Images)

Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Republican Kevin McCarthy, has decided to leave Congress by the end of 2023, according to an article by McCarthy for The Wall Street Journal.

McCarthy, who has been a congressman for 17 years, wrote that he has no regrets about his career in Congress.

"I never could have imagined the journey when I first threw my hat into the ring. I go knowing I left it all on the field—as always, with a smile on my face. And looking back, I wouldn't have had it any other way. Only in America," McCarthy wrote.

McCarthy's decision will reduce the fragile majority of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives, which recently faced the expulsion of former Representative George Santos from New York.

What is known about McCarthy Kevin

McCarthy served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for nine months.

He was elected to this position in January, requiring 15 votes in the lower house of Congress.

On October 3, the House of Representatives decided to force him to resign. 216 congressmen voted in favor of McCarthy's dismissal, while 210 voted against.

This decision was made after McCarthy supported a bill to fund the U.S. government until November 17, but did not introduce any spending cuts or changes in border security, as his Republican colleagues had urged him to do.

It should be noted that the U.S. House of Representatives recently expelled Republican George Santos. Law enforcement suspects him of fraud, theft, and providing false information to the Federal Election Commission.