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GOP Congressman Votes for Donald Trump for House Speaker

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During the 118th Congress’ seventh round of voting to determine the next Speaker of the House of Representatives one lawmaker to cast his vote for Donald J. Trump.

The largely symbolic vote came from Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, who has been a prominent figure among the roughly 20 lawmakers to detract from supporting House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for the role.

Gaetz has repeatedly floated the idea of Trump becoming speaker, pledging to nominate him since 2021.

However, Gaetz has admitted to Fox News on Thursday that McCarthy’s win is potentially unavoidable, but argued he would be a speaker with a “straight jacket.”

“There are only two outcomes here: Either Kevin McCarthy withdraws from the speaker’s race, or he has to wake up every morning and put on the world’s best constructive straight jacket before doing the prayer and the pledge at the beginning of House session,” Gaetz said, adding that several of his colleagues were working to on “how to construct that straight jacket.”

“Kevin McCarthy has offered everything he can think to offer and everything we can think to ask for due to his current state of desperation, and I can’t tell you whether or not that will be enough to get him there. I doubt it will,” he said.

Kevin McCarthy recieved 201 votes, Byron Donalds recieved 19 votes, Hakeem Jeffries recieved 212 votes for Speaker during the seventh round of voting.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. In a column, Wayne Allen Root was the first one to float the idea of electing Pres. Trump to the speakership that I know of. Note: Speaker does not have to be a sitting Congressman. In case, Joe Bidumb kicks it and Harris is impeached (or out), then the Speaker, in this case Trump, becomes the new President. Problem is that Pres. Trump doesn’t want it, or only wants the Presidency again, and he might not want to do the politicking that the job entails.

  2. Excellent plan! And since the Speaker of the House need not be a member of the House, this would be an awesome solution to the Speakership problem.

  3. Love that scenario!! Trump for Speaker!! Run with that!! Amen . Lets get our country back by whatever means possible!!

  4. Here’s hoping the patriot plan is sophisticated enough to keep the swamp off balance. Trump is a Fox and a 3 or 4 dimension chess player while he covers his catcher’s signal to the pitcher and not for one minute are we going to cajole him into tipping his mit so the swamp can arrange countermeasures. In the mean time we trust the Divine hand that gave us this wonderful republic and not rely on men…if Trump is anointed, we’ll soon find out. So read your bibles, pray and stay in church and watch the promise of II Chronicles 7:14 become a reality.

  5. GREAT, TERRIFIC, AWESOME…SOLVE 3 PROBLEMS WITH ONE…ELECT Donald J. TRUMP !!! MOST OF THE COUNTRY FEEL THAT “HE” IS THE ONLY ONE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY. DO NOT LOSE THIS FIGHT TO THE DEMS…WHO HAVE TOO MANY EVILS WITHIN THE CORE. VOTE TRUMP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ONLY THEN WILL I CONTINUE WITH LARGE DONATIONS TO CONSERVATIVES.

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