WASHINGTON – Today, following the House vote to remove Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) issued the following statement:

“As a history teacher, an American and someone who believes wholeheartedly in government this day is chilling. For months we have witnessed the inability to govern by the House Republican majority, and now the chaos of their conference has come to a climax in the worst possible way. All of our institutions are being tested and I pray that Republicans will work with Democrats to elect a Speaker of the House and find a path forward that keeps our government working for the American people.”