Former President Donald Trump has reportedly been mulling a visit with House Republicans in an effort to stifle the feud within the Party.
Several House Republicans, including Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and Texas Representative Troy Nehls, have nominated Trump for Speaker of the House after California Representative Kevin McCarthy was ousted from the seat on Tuesday.
Trump has reportedly received numerous requests from Republicans urging him to visit Washington and speak with House Republicans plagued by McCarthy’s ousting, according to a report from The Messenger.
According to The Messenger’s anonymous source close to Trump, the former President is entertaining becoming interim Speaker of the House for a few months.
“Speaker Trump would break liberal brains,” said the source.
EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump may pay a visit to House Republicans as the race for speaker of the House heats up https://t.co/8WHqBNI8pN
— The Messenger (@TheMessenger) October 5, 2023
Other Republican insiders have reported Trump has no interest in assuming Speakership and would opt to speak to House Republicans as the de facto leader of the party.
Yesterday, the former President said he would “do whatever’s best for the country and for the Republican Party,” when asked by reporters if he would accept a Speakership.
“A lot of people have asked me about it,” he said, though noted his focus was on the 2024 presidential election, in which he holds a commanding lead over fellow Republican candidates. “If I can help them during the process, I would do it.”
Trump said there were other Republicans that would do well as Speaker of the House and reiterated he would help in any way, though his primary focus was securing the presidency.
“I’m running for President … but whatever I can do to help with regard to the Speaker,” he said.
Greene suggested Trump, as Speaker of the House, would seek an end to the war in Ukraine, secure the nation’s southern border, and end politically weaponized government. A Trump Speakership would also make the U.S. energy independent again and pass Greene’s legislation which would end medical sex changes for minors and prevent biological men from participating in women’s sports, according to the Georgia representative.
“He has a proven 4 year record as President of the United States of America,” Greene wrote. “He received a record number of Republican votes of any Republican Presidential candidate!”
Shortly after the House voted to vacate the office of Speaker of the House, McCarthy announced he would not run for Speaker again.
“Unfortunately, 4% of our conference can join all the Democrats and dictate who can be the Republican Speaker in this House,” McCarthy said after his removal. “I believe I can continue to fight, maybe in a different manner.”
“I will not run for Speaker again. I’ll have the conference pick somebody else,” he added.
McCarthy is the first Speaker in U.S. history to be vacated from the seat.