Marjorie Taylor Greene Reveals Her House Speaker Pick

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( – On Tuesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed her sole endorsement for the next top House GOP role: former President Trump. She shared her views on a platform previously known as Twitter, stating, “My only choice for Speaker is President Donald J. Trump. His four-year tenure as U.S. President speaks volumes.”

She detailed several commitments she believes Trump will fulfill if given the Speaker’s role, such as ending the Ukraine conflict, fortifying the borders, and neutralizing government bias. Greene emphasized Trump’s immense support from the Republican base, suggesting, “He can be Speaker and subsequently be elected as President! He stands for a resurgent America.”

Earlier, Rep. Matt Gaetz spearheaded a move to strip McCarthy of his leadership duties. In a 216-210 decision, all Democrats and eight Republicans voted to relieve McCarthy of his Speaker’s responsibilities.

Greene didn’t support the motion against McCarthy but is among a few Republicans urging the former president, a leading contender for the 2024 presidential run, to consider the Speaker’s role. McCarthy has declared he won’t contest for the role again.

Rep. Troy Nehls shared plans to officially recommend Trump for the position, and Rep. Greg Steube also voiced his support for Trump.

However, there are reservations regarding Trump’s potential Speakership due to existing GOP rules. House Republican Conference Rule 26 states that leadership members facing felony charges with potential jail time of two or more years should resign. Given the numerous legal challenges Trump faces, his eligibility is in question. Yet, House Republicans have the power to modify this rule.

While the House Speaker doesn’t need to be an active Congress member, historically, all have been lawmakers. Trump, in the past, has shown disinterest in the role. Before the 2022 midterms, when asked about it, he commented, “It’s not my preference. While many suggest it, I’d rather focus on other endeavors.”

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