A rising number of Republican representatives, among them Marjorie Taylor Greene, are pushing for Donald Trump to be considered as the next House Speaker after Kevin McCarthy’s unexpected removal in a precedent-setting vote.
On October 3, Greene, a Congresswoman from Georgia and notable MAGA supporter, publicly backed Trump for the Speaker role on social media. She highlighted Trump’s achievements during his presidential term, such as ending the Ukraine conflict, strengthening border security, advancing American energy independence, and supporting her bill on transgender medical procedures for minors and participation in women’s sports.
A report from The Hill on October 4 mentioned Greene emphasizing Trump’s significant backing from Republican voters during his time as President.
Though some of Trump’s allies had previously suggested his potential as House Speaker, Trump himself hasn’t publicly addressed the subject. However, he did voice his concerns about the internal disagreements within the Republican party on his Truth Social platform, encouraging unity against the Democrats instead of internal disputes.
McCarthy’s unprecedented removal from the Speaker role resulted largely from his negotiations with Democrats to prevent a government shutdown. Eight Republican representatives sided with the Democrats, leading to a 216-210 vote for McCarthy’s ouster.
Following his removal, McCarthy expressed his intention not to pursue the Speaker position again and hinted at an uncertain future in the House.
As the GOP grapples with this change, the growing support for Trump as a potential House Speaker highlights the enduring influence and splits in the party, piquing the interest of political analysts about the future direction of the GOP and Trump’s place within it.