(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Tuesday afternoon Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was ousted from the Speakership following a motion to vacate introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Calif., a day earlier. The Republicans are now considering who could possibly take over the office, and an unlikely nominee is being considered.
In a statement. Rep. Troy Nehls from Texas stated that as soon as the House reconvened he was going to nominate former president Donald J. Trump to become the next House Speaker. He then praised Trump as being the “greatest President” of his lifetime with a proven track record of always prioritizing America. He added that Trump would “make the House great again.”
Similarly, Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to write on Tuesday evening that Trump should become the House Speaker.
For someone to serve as the House Speaker they do not need to be a House Representative. However, so far in U.S. history, all the House Speakers have been selected from within the Senate.
This is not the first time that Trump has been considered as a possible Speaker. In January, when McCarthy was struggling to secure the necessary votes to become the Speaker, Gaetz had voted for Trump to become the speaker.
Following Tuesday’s vote, Gaetz argued that there were many Representatives that he would be willing to back for the position including Reps. Steve Scalise, Jodey Arrington, Kevin Hern, Mike Johnson, and Tom Emmer despite the fact that none of them voted in favor of McCarthy’s removal.
The House rules dictate that McCarthy compile a secret list of who would succeed him as speaker pro tempore should he vacate the seat. The list was compiled in January during his election and it had Rep. McHenry in the top spot.
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