In a surprising turn of events, Sean Hannity of Fox News says that former President Donald Trump might be able to act as the interim House Speaker. Some Republicans in the House and right leaders are said to be thinking about this idea, and Trump is said to be "open" to the chance. Kevin McCarthy is not going to run for speaker again, but Republicans in the House have talked about putting Trump forward for the job.
🚨🚨BREAKING: Former President Trump May Be 'Open' To Serving As Temporary House Speakerhttps://t.co/En7GC84ObO
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸Josh Dunlap🇺🇲🇺🇲 ULTRA-MAGA (@JDunlap1974) October 4, 2023
Trump has been talked about as a possible replacement since the first vote for Speaker in January, so this idea isn't completely new. Matt Gaetz, a Republican representative, even put forward Trump's name during one of the early votes, which made many House members stunned. Now, U.S. Representative Troy Nehls has made the issue even more important by saying he will name the former president for the open job soon after McCarthy was fired.
I’m formally nominating President Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the House.
Make the House of Representatives Great Again! pic.twitter.com/HZJ4Mqc1bi
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) January 5, 2023
Some people, like U.S. Representative Jim Jordan, like the idea of Trump as House Speaker. Jordan said he wants Trump to be back in the White House and would also support him as House Speaker. Former White House top strategist and close Trump ally Steve Bannon has also backed the idea with all his heart, thinking it will bring the Republican Party together. Bannon said that Trump would organize the Republican base for the 2024 elections as Speaker, calling him "basically the nominee."
Individuals who are not members of Congress can be nominated for the Speaker post by House rules, even though it may seem strange. Conservatives would love to see Trump play a big part in American politics again, so this possible move would no doubt cause both excitement and controversy. Critics, on the other hand, say that this idea goes against established rules and could make political differences even bigger. What this could mean for the future of the Republican Party and if Trump takes this surprising stance are things that only time will tell.