California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy became House speaker earlier this year following a protracted battle within his own party.
Yet while some conservatives have praised McCarthy's approach to leadership, some GOP representatives are discussing his potential ouster.
One of those lawmakers is Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. Fox News reported last week that he will move to vacate the speaker's chair "every day" that McCarthy is not in "compliance" with a set of demands.
Speaker McCarthy must comply with the agreement that allowed him to assume the role or he will face a motion to vacate until he is removed.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 13, 2023
"No continuing resolutions — individual spending bills or bust. Votes on balanced budgets and term limits," Fox News quoted Gaetz as saying.
"Subpoenas for Hunter Biden and the members of the Biden family who've been grifting off of this country," the congressman continued.
"And the impeachment for Joe Biden that he so richly deserves," Gaetz stressed, adding "Do these things or face a motion to vacate the chair."
Meanwhile, Breitbart reported that during a Sunday appearance on ABC's "This Week," South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace was asked about Gaetz's threat by host Jonathan Karl.
"So Matt Gaetz has come out saying that he’s going push to oust McCarthy, a motion to vacate. Could you see yourself under any circumstances supporting a motion to vacate?"
The representative was noncommittal in her answer, saying, "It hasn’t happened yet. I’m not going to comment on conjecture here."
"Either he is going to file it or not, put your money where your mouth is. I do hear that some votes might be up for grabs because people were made promises that have not been kept," she acknowledged.
When Karl pressed her further, Mace responded by saying, "We’ll see how it turns out, but I will tell you, I’m one of those members who were made certain promises.
"I’ve worked on women’s issues. I’ve worked on issues, you know, related to gun violence that I feel are very important. And you know, it’s fallen on deaf ears. And if I give a handshake to someone, I expect them to follow through," she asserted.
"Everything’s on the table at this point for me. I want to do the right thing for the American people," Mace concluded.