Pelosi’s Eviction from Capitol Office

Interim House Speaker Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., has ordered former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to leave her private Capitol office.

Pelosi received notice via email, instructing vacating and re-keying of space for “speaker office use.” The eviction was executed promptly, with Pelosi’s staff facilitating the move following the vote to remove Kevin McCarthy as the Speaker of the House. Manny would go on to wonder why Rep. Pelosi was still occupying the Speakers office, as Rep. McCarthy was the GOP Speaker of the House for 9 months.

McCarthy’s Removal as House Speaker

Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was removed from his position as House Speaker yesterday in a history vote, led by Freedom Caucus Republicans, as well as the Democrats. The motion to vacate was supported by eight House Republicans and the entire Democratic cohort; however, Pelosi abstained from voting due to attending Senator Feinstein’s burial in California.

Patrick McHenry Assumes Role

McHenry, a McCarthy ally, steps in as Speaker Pro Tempore following McCarthy’s ouster until a new Speaker of the House can be voted to fill the now-vacant seat. One of McHenry’s initial actions included ordering Pelosi’s eviction, a moment that took the internet by storm as photos of Pelosi’s items being removed from the office began to surface. McHenry’s leadership and subsequent decisions are highly anticipated, as indicated by Pelosi’s statement on the office eviction.

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