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Former US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announces retirement from Congress

Former US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has said he will be retiring from Congress at the end of December.
 
Mr. McCarthy made the announcement Wednesday in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal.
 
He said he has decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways.
 
Mr. McCarthy, a Republican, was ousted from his role as Speaker in October in a revolt by some members of his party.
 
His election as Speaker in January was equally tumultuous, with 15 rounds of votes necessary before he secured enough support for the role.


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