Donald Trump Receives Humiliating Snub After Truth Social Post Leaves Him Screaming into the Void
Donald Trump is used to saying “jump” and walking away before his former Republican colleagues can even ask “how high,”
Donald Trump is used to saying “jump” and walking away before his former Republican colleagues can even ask “how high,” then expecting them to do it anyway.
During his time in the presidency, former POTUS Trump held the GOP in an iron grip.
Moderates, extremists and everyone in between felt as though they had to tow the MAGA line to stay popular with Trump’s loud but relatively small base supporters.
For some, the strategy paid off. For others, not so much.
But now that Trump’s star is waning, the GOP is finding ways to slowly inch away from his control, and never has that been more apparent than the all-out brawl for Speaker of the House which is currently going on in Washington.
Trump this week did what he’s been doing for six years and told Republicans to fall in line.
But this time, no one listened.
Donald Trump Screams into Void as Stalwart Supporters Give him the Snub
Lauren Boebert calling out Donald Trump on the House floor was not on my 2023 bingo card.— Ritchie Torres (@RitchieTorres) January 4, 2023
In Washington, the House of Representatives is embroiled in a life or death battle over who will become the next Speaker under the new Republican majority.
Unfortunately, not everyone is on the same page.
After multiple rounds of voting, the current favorite Kevin McCarthy continues to fail to secure the necessary number of votes to win the gavel.
That’s because a small number of Donald Trump supporters, generally considered GOP extremists, are holding out for personal gain. This includes Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz and others.
They’re jockeying for committee positions and power, refusing to confirm McCarthy until they’re given the concessions they’ve demanded.
Trump is seeing in real-time what happens when you create a monster and lose control of it.
Because he thought he could tell his followers what to do and expect immediate obedience, which is what they’ve done in the past. This time, however, it all went sideways.
The world is watching and laughing at the circus happening in the House chamber, and Republican strategists are starting to worry about the damage to the GOP image that the battle is causing. So Washington powers that be are calling for everyone to fall in line, confirm McCarthy, and move on to legislating.
Trump saw which way the wind was blowing and took to Truth Social yesterday to write, “Some really good conversations took place last night, and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA,THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE ‘HOUSE’ TWICE! REPUBLICANS, DO NOT TURN A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, YOU DESERVE IT. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH!”
This time though, his followers didn’t jump. They didn’t even care.
Boebert, a staunch Trump ally, even went so far as to scold the former POTUS from the House floor and told him to tell everyone else to get in line instead of her small group of hold-outs.
It was the kind of snub a presidential candidate hoping to solidify power can’t afford.
A true repudiation of the power he once wielded and hasn’t quite realized has waned.
What Happens Next to the Speaker Race?
BREAKING: GOP Congressman Dan Bishop, who is ardently a NEVER KEVIN Republican, says he will resign from Congress if Kevin McCarthy is voted in as Speaker of the House!— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) January 5, 2023
He said there’s no point in staying in Congress if the GOP is unwilling to Change. https://t.co/lSCmwbxx22
Republicans will reconvene at noon on Thursday January 5, and hold another vote.
The two groups – people who are pro-McCarthy and those who are never-McCarthy – met late Wednesday to discuss concessions and deals.
It’s a nightmare scenario for McCarthy who will start his tenure as Speaker looking weak and disempowered, if he achieves the votes today.
There’s a good reason to assume that the hold-outs will concede today and support McCarthy in becoming the Speaker.
After all, every day that the circus continues, Republicans look more weak and divided, and getting down to the business of legislating gets pushed back further and further.
However, this is the most power they will ever have – so the 19 or so people refusing to fall in line behind McCarthy also have good reason to hold the line.
It remains to be seen what will happen with the Speakership, because the people holding the power are known to be volatile and unpredictable.
Inevitably though, votes will continue to be held until a large enough consensus is reached.
And every single vote is another slap in the face of Trump who called for an end to it all – and was roundly ignored.