Marjorie Taylor Greene endorses Trump for Speaker of the House
Trump is technically eligible as the Speaker does not need to be a sitting congressman.
Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday evening backed former President Donald Trump to become the next Speaker of the House after the chamber voted to remove Kevin McCarthy from the post.
McCarthy became the first Speaker ever to be removed by the House in a 216-210 vote that saw eight Republicans voted with House Democrats for his ouster. The development has forced the Republicans to seek a new leader. McCarthy has indicated he will not seek to reclaim the post. Trump appears to be a figure on the minds of several lawmakers.
"The only candidate for Speaker I am currently supporting is President Donald J. Trump," Greene posted late in the evening. "He will end the war in Ukraine. He will secure the border. He will end the politically weaponized government. He will make America energy independent again. He will pass my bill to stop transgender surgeries on kids and keep men out of women’s sports. He will support our military and police. And so much more!"
"He has a proven 4 year record as President of the United States of America. He received a record number of Republican votes of any Republican Presidential candidate! We can make him Speaker and then elect him President! He will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!" she concluded.
Multiple Republicans, including Texas GOP Rep. Troy Nehls, have suggested tapping the former president for the role. It remains unclear, however, how much support for the novel idea may exist within the conference.
Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday evening reported that Trump is open to the prospect, citing unnamed sources.
Trump is technically eligible as the Speaker does not need to be a sitting congressman. The idea of nominating Trump surfaced in January during the original leadership contest that McCarthy assumed the role. Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, who led the effort to boot McCarthy, cast a vote for Trump during one of the January voting rounds, which prompted the former president to post a photoshopped image of himself in the lower chamber.
In the image, Trump sat alongside Vice President Kamala Harris and made a face with his tongue out behind President Joe Biden, who appeared to be addressing the chamber.
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