It was reported by ConservativeBrief that Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is pushing the idea of former President Donald Trump becoming Speaker if Republicans take back control of the U.S. House in November’s midterms.
During a Trump rally in Georgia on Saturday, Gaetz told a screaming crowd that he wants to “fire Nancy Pelosi” and nominate Trump as the House Speaker.
“There is no greater country than America! There is no greater president than Donald J. Trump! And if you don’t mind me saying so, there is not a better member of Congress than Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Gaetz said.
“Give us the ability to fire Nancy Pelosi, take back the majority, impeach Joe Biden, and I’m going to nominate Donald Trump for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives,” Gaetz said as the crowd yelled its resounding approval.
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It’s not just Gaetz who supports this idea, either.
Former Democratic Georgia state lawmaker Vernon Jones, who is currently running for a U.S. House seat as a Republican, revealed in a Twitter post what he plans to do if he is elected.
“On Day One in Congress, I’ll file Articles of Impeachment against both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for the betrayal of public trust,” he wrote, adding this shocker: “Then I’ll cast my vote for President Trump to be Speaker and invite my colleagues to join me.
“It’s time to throw out the old playbook,” Jones, a staunch ally of the former president, said without further elaboration.
In November, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows put forth the idea and suggested that “people would go crazy” if the 45th president took the Speaker’s gavel (according to the Constitution, the House Speaker does not have to be an elected member of Congress).
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Appearing on Steve Bannon’s podcast The War Room, Meadows suggested that if Republicans win control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections, they should install Trump as Speaker.
“I would love to see the gavel go from Nancy Pelosi to Donald Trump, talk about melting down, people would go crazy,” Meadows said.