If Republicans regain control of the House, Democrats may consider Donald Trump as the speaker of the House.
Wait — Trump?
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) claimed Sunday on CBS News’ Face the Nation that Republican lawmakers are looking at installing Trump as House Speaker.
Raskin actually claimed that Republicans had “repeatedly” discussed the possibility.
Raskin stated that McCarthy’s problem is because of pro-Trumpists in his House caucus, who won’t accept that McCarthy is really with Trump. They want McCarthy to be eliminated.
“We know that the Freedom Caucus hard-right people are looking for another candidate. He claimed that Donald Trump is one of the potential candidates who has been mentioned. “The speaker of the House doesn’t have to be a member.” “They are discussing putting Trump there.”
Maryland Democrat cited Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., as one lawmaker who could help Trump to win the position.
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Biggs, however, has not stated that he will vote for Trump. According to the Wall Street Journal, Biggs will be running for speaker instead.
What’s the bigger picture?
Although some Republicans have in the past floated Trump for House speaker, Raskin did not provide any evidence to support his claim that Republicans are now pushing for Trump.
Not a single Republican has publicly supported Trump since Election Day.
However, Raskin’s rhetorical sleight of hand is evident. Democrats know that the red wave did not materialize due to Trump’s influence during the 2022 midterm elections. This is why moderate Republicans won reelections in landslides while Trump-endorsed candidates lost narrowly or lost. They will therefore continue to tie Republicans to Trump.
However, Republicans still have a chance to control the House, even though they are only expected to hold a small majority. McCarthy is the favourite to be elected speaker. But it will not be an easy path.
“All I can say right now is McCarthy doesn’t have 218, and there will not be an alternative challenger,” a spokesperson for Biggs stated to WSJ.