In an unprecedented political twist, Republican Congressman Troy Nehls of Texas has announced his intention to nominate former President Donald Trump as the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
First McCarthy’s Removal, Now This
This audacious move comes on the heels of the removal of, igniting both support and skepticism within the political landscape.
Troy Nehl’s Speaks Out in Support of Trump
As the political world watches closely, Troy Nehls has thrown his weight behind a surprising proposal – nominating Donald Trump for the coveted position of House Speaker.
Trump – The Greatest President of All Time?
In a bold statement, Nehls proclaimed, “President Trump, the greatest president of my lifetime, has a proven record of putting America first and will make the House great again.”
Is it Legally Possible?
The role of the House Speaker does not mandate membership in Congress, although history shows that no speaker has ever taken this position without holding a congressional seat.
Not The First Time – But Likely The Last
The idea of Trump as speaker isn’t entirely new, as it was previously floated during a contentious vote within the Republican party in January.
Trump’s Legal Entanglements
While Trump remains the undisputed frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary, his candidacy is not without legal entanglements.
These include 91 criminal charges and civil threats, such as a New York fraud trial and a defamation case stemming from a rape allegation.
Conjecture continues to grow regarding the potential factors that could alter Trump’s presidential trajectory.
Trump Offered a Bribe to Quit
A recent book by Michael Lewis reported that Trump was offered $5 billion to step aside by the cryptocurrency billionaire who recently fell from grace, Sam Bankman-Fried.
Hannity Speaks for Trump
On Fox News, Sean Hannity revealed that “some House Republicans” have initiated efforts to draft Trump as speaker, despite Trump’s prior statements expressing a lack of interest in the role.
Trump Open to Help?
Hannity suggested that Trump “might be open to helping the Republican party, at least in the short term, if necessary” while pursuing a presidential bid.
While this unexpected proposal has stirred intrigue, some have raised practical concerns and cited House ethics rules.
Can a Person Charged With a Felony Be the Speaker?
Additionally, as reminded by Democratic Congressman Sean Casten, House Republicans’ regulations dictate, “A member of the Republican leadership shall step aside if indicted for a felony for which a sentence of two or more years imprisonment may be imposed.”
“This Will Not Happen”
Other commentators are unwilling to believe this bid is even a possibility. The founder of Punchbowl News, Jake Sherman, wrote: “This will not happen. We can all move on from this.”
Amid this political whirlwind, the question lingers: Could Donald Trump’s return to the House as speaker reshape the landscape of American politics, or is this a bold move unlikely to come to fruition?
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