Donald Trump Could Become The Next Speaker Of The House
Former President Donald Trump is currently hard at work trying to regain the presidency in 2024. He was the first
Former President Donald Trump is currently hard at work trying to regain the presidency in 2024. He was the first candidate to declare plans to run in this election cycle, and he has doggedly gone after all opponents in an attempt to secure his supremacy over the field.
Additionally, the business mogul is dealing with three major criminal and one major civil trial over the next year, making him one of the busiest people in America. This is why it may be surprising that GOP members of the House of Representatives plan to submit Trump as a candidate for the next Speaker of the House.
Kevin McCarthy Gets The Boot From Matt Gaetz
Kevin McCarthy‘s Speakership was doomed from the start. It took a historic 15 votes to secure his gavel, and he was facing constant rebellion from the MAGA arm of the Republican party. When McCarthy worked with Democrats over the weekend to pass a moderate stopgap funding bill to keep the government open for another 45 days, his goose was cooked. Florida Representative Matt Gaetz moved to oust McCarthy from his role as Speaker on Monday. Democrats and eight rebellious Republicans banded together to vote McCarthy out, ending his brief and turbulent time as Speaker.
And it’s no surprise that McCarthy was doomed to fail. When he was declared Speaker, it was due to Gaetz’s 11th-hour change of his “no” vote to “present.” This appears to have been done at the behest of former President Donald Trump, who was wheeling and dealing with GOP members by phone as the Speaker vote commenced back in January.
The leadership upset comes at a vulnerable time for Congress. Americans are rapidly losing faith in Congress’s ability to govern. And the Republican party appears to be fracturing into two between moderates and MAGA supporters, Trump’s people. Democrats may be content to sit back and watch Republicans battle it out, but it comes at a cost for voters. And it could come at a cost for Gaetz. Some Republicans are calling him a traitor, and looking to oust him in return.
Speaker Donald Trump? Former POTUS Could Become The Next Speaker Of The House
With McCarthy out, Donald Trump may swoop in and save the day. At least, that seems to be what some of his Congressional supporters hope.
Representative Troy Nehls of Texas, who voted against McCarthy’s removal, has announced that he will be submitting Trump as a candidate for Speaker. The motion will come after the House reconvenes following a week-long hiatus. Nehls released a statement which read, “When the U.S. House of Representatives reconvenes, my first order of business will be to nominate Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.” He added, “President Trump, the greatest President of my lifetime, has a proven record of putting America First and will make the House great again.”
Two other GOPers, Reps Greg Steube and Andy Ogles, seemed to rubber stamp the idea of a Speaker Trump. Interestingly, though, Trump himself may not be keen on the idea. He expressed dismay at the vote to remove McCarthy. He wrote on Truth Social as it got underway, “Why is it that Republicans are always fighting among themselves, why aren’t they fighting the Radical Left Democrats who are destroying our Country?”
With Trump neck-deep in four major trials and a presidential campaign. It seems unlikely that he has either the time or the inclination to become Speaker of the House, a labor-intensive role. Additionally, he would have to pull off a near-miracle to secure enough votes to get the seat. The gesture from his supporters seems mostly symbolic. But it’s a reminder to voters that Donald Trump is just a hair’s breadth away from power again. Whether they think that’s a good or bad thing.