Donald Trump received an overwhelming reaction when the former President appeared outside of Manhattan court hearing his civil fraud case. The 45th President was asked if he was considering running for the speaker position as it is now vacant.
The owner of the Trump Organization responded with a nod of acceptance provided if it helps his party, The Republican Party in the overall process of the Presidential rally.
A lot of people have asked me about it. I’m focused — You know, we’re leading. I’m sure you don’t read too much in the papers — we’re leading by, like, 50 points for president. You know, my focus is totally on that. If I can help them during the process, I would do it.
We recently reported to you via Mediaite, that Fox News’ Sean Hannity had recieved a word from his sources. These sources claimed that the GOP had contacted Mr. Trump for the position.
Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), and MAGA acolyte Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) have supported the idea of Mr. Trump for the speaker position. Greene has supported Trump via her Twitter account. Notably, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) spearheaded the rebellion to oust McCarthy.
The only candidate for Speaker I am currently supporting is President Donald J. Trump.
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…
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 4, 2023
MSNBC’s Ana Cabrera asked political analyst Basil Smikle if there’s any substance to anything that is being done at this juncture. Smikle didn’t find anything worth substance and stated his thoughts through his comments.
No, it doesn’t have any legs, and I would say if anything even remotely similar to what Donald Trump or anybody else that actually ascends to that position or is even in the running, I think you would see a mass exodus from the House by Republicans.
It is just a ridiculous statement for anybody to sort of even float that. But it really does show you…how desperate the Republicans are. Without a plan, without real succession plan for leadership, they’re in a situation where I don’t see how they retain majority in the House or the Senate. Whatever chance they had for that in 2024.
According to Mediaite, Rep. Nehls put forth the idea of nominating Trump for speaker after the House resumes following a week-long break. It looks like the GOP rules will be a hindrance in the process.
Forbes noted that anyone who has been charged with a felony that contains a sentence of more than two years will have to step aside. This removes any possibility of Trump running for the position.
He has been charged with 91 criminal counts this year that carry a combined maximum sentence of more than 700 years in prison.
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