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McCarthy ally calls Gaetz an ‘a–hole’ as tensions between Republicans flare over motion to vacate speaker

Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, R-N.Y., an ally to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, did not mince words when it comes to Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., ahead of a vote over whether to vacate the speakership.

“I prefer, you know, common sense over chaos. I think that we should be focused on governance rather than grandstanding, and the fact that we have one a–hole that is holding us up and holding America up is a real problem,” D’Esposito said in an interview with Fox News Digital on Tuesday. 

Asked if he felt Gaetz introduced a motion to vacate as part of a personal vendetta against McCarthy, D’Esposito said, “With Matt Gaetz, absolutely. It’s definitely personal.”

“He’s more focused on raising money, also going after the speaker of the House, than focused on putting good policy in place and moving this country forward,” D’Esposito said. “We have 45 days to put appropriation bills on the floor and pass them and that’s what we should be doing.” 

The initial vote on McCarthy, which is to table the Gaetz’s vacate proposal, not to actually vacate, is expected at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to danielle.wallace@fox.com and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 

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