Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy to resign from Congress at year end

  • Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday he will resign from Congress at the end of the year.
  • “I know my work is only getting started,” McCarthy, R-Calif., said in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to reporters after he was ousted from the position of Speaker by a vote of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. October 3, 2023.

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Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday he will resign from Congress at the end of the year.

McCarthy, the California Republican who was ousted as speaker by a faction of his own party two months earlier, said he is leaving “to serve America in new ways.”

“I know my work is only getting started,” McCarthy said in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

The announcement, which was expected, came the week before the House is scheduled to depart Capitol Hill for the rest of the year.

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