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Trump Receives Vote for Speaker

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Rep. Matt Gaetz voted for Donald Trump for Speaker | Image by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call/via Getty Images

Former President Donald Trump has received a vote to become the new speaker of the United States House of Representatives as deliberations enter the third day.

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) stood during the seventh round of voting when called upon to announce his vote for “Donald John Trump.”

Fellow representative, Marjorie Taylor Greene, appeared to ask Gaetz something as he took his seat, and murmurs went across the room.

Gaetz had previously proposed to nominate Trump to the position during the midterm election cycle last year.

“Give us the ability to fire Nancy Pelosi, take back the majority, and impeach Joe Biden, and I’m going to nominate Donald Trump for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives,” the congressman suggested.

There is no constitutional prohibition against voting in someone who is not a sitting member of the House to be the speaker, with Article I, Section 2 instructing that “The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers.”

Nominees who were not members of the House have been presented previously, including Collin Powell in 2015, Joe Biden in 2019, and Senator Tammy Duckworth in 2021.

However, no speaker has ever been elected who was not a member of the House.

No candidate received enough votes in the seventh round to secure the speakership. An eighth vote is underway in the House as of early Thursday afternoon.

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Ronald Reason
Ronald Reason
22 days ago

Are they selling tickets to this circus or should I force my way in?

Janet
Janet
Reply to  Ronald Reason
21 days ago

The J6 rioters did that already. Forced their way in, and when they couldn’t find the people they wanted to harm, they stood around twiddling their thumbs. Even had a guy with horns on his head sitting in the Speakers chair. Trump supporters didn’t know what to do then, and his supporters don’t know what to do now. All the flowery speeches quoting famous leaders of yesteryear, claiming to fight for this or that, blaming the other side for everything but the weather, are finding out that when you point a finger at someone, there are four others pointing back at you. One thing is for certain. They can’t blame the “circus” on Biden, Pelosi, or the FBI. Though it wouldn’t surprise me if they tried.

Haywood Jablowme
Haywood Jablowme
21 days ago

Pedo groomers for Trump!