WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 757, declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives to be vacant.

“The eight Republicans who supported Joe Biden and the Democrats’ desire to remove Kevin McCarthy as Speaker are nothing more than grifters who have handed control of the House to the Democratic Party in the name of their own glory and fundraising," Scott said. "There is nothing principled about what they did, and Republican leadership will have to decide to either hold these members accountable or lose the faith of the rest of the conference.”