Former President Donald Trump suggested to journalists on Wednesday that he’s open to the idea of becoming Speaker of the House, just one day after U.S. history was made when now former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was booted out of the position, became the first speaker to be voted out of the speakership. Trump, who is currently enjoying a massive lead among candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination, was asked by reporters about being McCarthy’s replacement while outside of the New York State Supreme Court located in Manhattan, where he is on trial for charges of fraud.
“The House voted 216-210 on Tuesday to remove McCarthy as speaker, a role he held since January. Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to vote against McCarthy, citing frustrations with his leadership: Gaetz, Andy Biggs (AZ), Ken Buck (CO), Eli Crane (AZ), Bob Good (VA), Matt Rosendale (MT), Tim Burchett (TN), and Nancy Mace (SC),” the report revealed.
Currently filling in the position on a temporary basis is North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry. All that’s needed to secure a victory for those who are running for the position is a simple majority.
“If I can help them during the process, I would do it,” Trump added. “But we have some great people in the Republican Party who would do a great job as speaker.”
“My sole focus is being president and, quite honestly, with actually making America great again,” Trump stated during his chat with reporters. “Because we are living in a country in decline. This is a country that is failing badly. We’re not respected in the world, interest rates are through the roof, taxes are through the roof, inflation is horrible.”
This is not the first time that Trump’s name has been mentioned in connection with the speakership. House Republicans have been tossing the former president’s name out ever since the GOP took over the chamber during the 2022 midterm election.
The Daily Wire then said, “Trump reportedly told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday after McCarthy’s removal that some GOP House lawmakers had “been in contact with and have started an effort to draft” him to run for speaker. Although he has previously claimed he was not interested in the position, Trump told Hannity that he ‘might be open to helping the Republican Party, at least in the short term, if necessary,’ while still running for president.”
The report concluded by explaining, “The U.S. House of Representatives does not require the speaker to be a member of the lower chamber, although elected officials have always voted for one. However, according to House GOP ethics rules, ‘A member of the Republican leadership shall step aside if indicted for a felony for which a sentence of two or more years imprisonment may be imposed.'”
The former president is currently facing a whopping 91 criminal charges related to several indictments brought against him by liberals who are clearly desperate to prevent him from facing off against Biden next year.
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