(FeaturedNews.com) – Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., who is acting as the speaker pro-tempore following the ousting of Kevin McCarthy from the office of Speaker, has given the order for former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to vacate her private office in the Capitol.
McCarthy was removed from his role after a Tuesday vote which resulted in his close ally McHenry taking over. One of McHenry’s first acts as the top Republican in the House was to issue an order for Pelosi to evict her office. Pelosi was informed about the order through an email.
The email specifically noted that the office was being reassigned and would now be used by the speaker. It further called for Pelosi to vacate the office by the next day and warned that the room was going to be re-keyed.
In a statement, Pelosi noted that considering all the important decisions the new Republican leadership needed to make it was surprising that one of his first actions was getting her to vacate her Capitol office. She added that because she was in California mourning Dianne Feinstein she would not be able to retrieve her belongings. She further said that this is a departure from tradition as she had given former House Speaker Dennis Hastert access to offices for as long as he wanted after she took over the House.
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