"I Thank Him"

Amir Ohana said goodbye: "I thank him for everything he did"

Amir Ohana responds to the ousting of the American Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy: "He did more than any of his predecessors to strengthen the bond between our legislative houses"

(Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana refers to the ousting of the American Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, and acknowledges his efforts for the sake of the State of Israel.

"Kevin McCarthy is a true friend of the State of Israel in every role he has served," Ohana said.

He added, "As Speaker of the Congress, he did more than any of his predecessors to strengthen the bond between our legislative houses and chose the Knesset as the first parliament he visited outside of America."

"As Speaker of the Knesset, I am very grateful to him for everything he has done to advance Israel-US relations and the ties between the Knesset and Congress. I am confident he will continue on this path. Thank you, Kevin," said the Knesset Speaker.

As mentioned, the American House of Representatives voted yesterday to oust the Speaker of the House on behalf of the Republicans, Kevin McCarthy. This is a real drama, as the last time a similar move occurred was 100 years ago."

Amir Ohana (Video: Srugim)

Another factor that makes this dramatic move even more significant is the fact that McCarthy was ousted at the initiative of a member of his own party, Matt Gaetz, who initiated the vote. At the end of the vote, 216 representatives voted in favor, as opposed to 210 who voted against. Eight Republicans supported the removal of a member of their own party - for the first time in the history of the United States.

The reason for McCarthy's ousting is his cooperation with the Democratic side, and together they prevented the shutdown of the American government at the beginning of the week.

McCarthy himself clarified in a statement to the media that he does not regret the move he made, even though it led to his ousting. However, he made it clear that he does not intend to seek another term.

"I do not regret the negotiations with the Democrats and the efforts to solve problems. I am leaving the position with a sense of pride and optimism," said McCarthy.

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