Just hours after becoming Speaker Pro Tem, Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., ordered Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to vacate her office.
According to Politico, the order was delivered via email Tuesday and stated, “Please vacate the space tomorrow, the room will be re-keyed.”
The message also stated that the office will be used “for speaker office use.”
Pelosi was using the space as a “hideaway office,” a privilege afforded only a select group of House Representatives.
According to BBC, Pelosi reacted, stating, “this eviction is a sharp departure from tradition.”
Although McHenry is facing intense scrutiny due to his reaction to McCarthy’s ousting, he has gained some support for evicting Pelosi from her office.
Twitter Spaces Host Tara Bull posted on X, stating, “Why didn’t this happen 8 months ago? Was McCarthy working for Pelosi the entire time?”
Act for America founder and CEO Brigitte Gabriel wrote, “THIS IS GREAT!
Journalist Matt Couch called it “epic” and posted an image of Pelosi’s belongings being removed from the office.
He stated, “Her staff is actually moving her out of the Speakers Office she refused to vacate as Demanded by the Temporary Speaker..”