(WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 3, 2023) – Today, Congressman Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) issued the following statement regarding the removal of Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
“Today is a lesson to all of us as Americans of the very real threat that extreme MAGA Republicans pose to our democracy. Rep. Kevin McCarthy bowed down to extremists in his tenure as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives,” said Congressman Kweisi Mfume. “The Republican Party has further divided our nation and our democracy. As Speaker, McCarthy unquestionably failed to establish common ground in the House of Representatives or even within his own party. Democrats remain united behind Leader Hakeem Jeffries in our quest to elect a balanced, fair, and ethical Speaker to reunite the Congress and move the nation forward,” he added.