Wyoming congresswoman Harriet Hageman on Tuesday voted against removing Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

After the vote, she issued the following statement:

"There are far too many pressing concerns facing this nation for Congress to be pulled into such a selfserving stunt as one member is selfishly trying to torpedo the business of the House. Federal spending is out of control, we have just begun an impeachment inquiry to get to the bottom of the Biden family influence peddling scheme, our southern border is in chaos as cartels smuggle across enough fentanyl to kill every American, and our economy is in tatters while we see families unable to afford medication, electricity, and groceries.

There’s nothing Democrats and the media like better than Republican-on-Republican infighting, and this distraction focuses all attention on that, rather than on the serious issues at hand. We have 43 days to pass the remaining 8 appropriations bills and I am focused on continuing to pass good legislation to secure our border, reduce our national debt, lower energy costs, and put parents back in charge of their children’s education."

A group of 8 Republicans, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-Florida] joined the Democratic members of the House in voting to remove McCarthy from his leadership position.

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