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The story gets even better: GOP lawmaker reveals who is moving into Nancy Pelosi's hideaway office in Capitol
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The story gets even better: GOP lawmaker reveals who is moving into Nancy Pelosi's hideaway office in Capitol

The story of senior House Democrats losing their hideaway offices near the House floor keeps getting better.

Shortly after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) lost the House speakership, the office of House Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry (R) sent Rep. Nancy Pelosi a notification about her hideaway office. "The room will be re-keyed," the message said, advising Pelosi to remove her belongings immediately. Afterward, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the other senior Democrat to maintain an office in the Capitol, received a similar message.

On Wednesday, Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) revealed that McCarthy will be assigned the hideaway office spaces.

"Look, the deal is that the office that Pelosi is in right now is the office of the preceding speaker. Speaker Pelosi and other Democrats determined that they wanted a new ... speaker, and it's Kevin McCarthy. So, he's getting the office," Graves told reporters, according to CNN.

After losing her office space, Pelosi released a statement complaining that her "eviction is a sharp departure from tradition." But Graves said Democrats have no one to blame but themselves.

"I don't know what they're complaining about," Graves said. "They created this situation."

CNN special correspondent Jamie Gangel, meanwhile, reported that McCarthy, not McHenry, was the mastermind behind the "real-estate revenge."

"Patrick McHenry gave the public order. But according to multiple sources who have told me ... in fact, it will not surprise you to know that Kevin McCarthy was responsible for Pelosi and Steny Hoyer losing their hideaways, and guess who is moving into Pelosi's office," Gangel said on CNN. "Kevin McCarthy."

"One Republican source said to me, 'Kevin is on a revenge tour. Patrick would never do that on his own. This was Kevin's call,'" Gangel reported.

Republicans are indeed upset. Not only at the eight GOP lawmakers who voted to oust McCarthy, but with the entire Democratic caucus for voting with them.

House Minoriry Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D) is even using the turmoil to fundraise, telling supporters Republicans are responsible for sending the "People's House into chaos, crisis, and confusion." What Jeffries failed to disclose is that the "chaos, crisis, and confusion" would not have been possible if Democrats had not endorsed it.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

Staff Writer

Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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