After the removal of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House, the following steps will take place:
A temporary speaker will be appointed.
This is known as the Speaker pro tempore. The Speaker pro tempore is the next person on a list that is submitted by the outgoing Speaker to the Clerk of the House at the beginning of each Congress. In this case, the Speaker pro tempore is Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina.
The House will schedule a vote to elect a new Speaker.
There is no specific deadline for this to happen, but the House will generally want to elect a new Speaker as quickly as possible so that it can continue to function normally.
Any member of the House can nominate a candidate for Speaker.
The candidate who receives a majority vote of the House will become the new Speaker.
It is possible that the House will be unable to agree on a new Speaker immediately. In this case, the Speaker pro tempore will continue to serve until a new Speaker is elected.
It is also possible that the House will elect a new Speaker who is not from the majority party. This has never happened before, but it is theoretically possible. In this case, the new Speaker would still have the same powers and duties as a Speaker from the majority party.
The removal of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House is a historic event. It is unclear what the long-term implications of this will be, but it is sure to have a significant impact on American politics.