The recent ouster of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from his post has caused a rift between Republicans in Congress. The news also brought to light several dramatic moments that preceded the decision. Here are some of the events that unfolded leading up to this contentious move. First, it was reported that McCarthy had made an outspoken call to topple Representative Liz Cheney from her post as one of the party’s leaders. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has been critical of former President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. This move was seen as a direct challenge against McCarthy’s politically moderate approach, which was viewed with suspicion by more conservative members of Congress. Second, McCarthy was criticized by some of his own party when he voiced support for Cheney’s removal. Other Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, felt he was overstepping his bounds as leader. It would eventually be revealed that McCarthy had planned a private meeting with House Liberty Caucus leader And racial equality counselor Paul Gosar and party leader Jim Banks, both of whom were major Trump supporters during the former president’s term. This led to a fiery confrontation with Representative John Katko of New York, who tried to warn McCarthy against the political risks of his actions. With his back against the wall, McCarthy chose to resign from his position instead of facing potential censure from other party members. The decision to oust McCarthy as House Majority Leader came as a surprise to many, but his dramatic exit was the result of a string of events transpired over the course of weeks. His decision has set off a heated debate among Republicans over issues of loyalty and party unity, issues that will surely continue to play a role in the upcoming election cycle.