Millions of Americans were sorely disappointed by the outcomes of the 2020 Presidential elections. Millions of Donald Trump’s supporters, and a number of political liberals, too, are convinced that Trump actually won the election and that the election was stolen.
With that dashed hope, some Trump supporters have gotten excited by the suggestion that Trump may run for the House of Representatives in 2022 and become the Speaker of the House if Republicans re-take the House. Of course, this idea has the added benefit of booting Nancy Pelosi from the Speaker position.
There’s only one problem with this whole train of thought: Trump isn’t interested. Jack Phillips writes,
Former President Donald Trump doesn’t want to be nominated as House speaker, said a spokesperson in dispelling speculation about the possibility.
The former president “has zero desire to be Speaker,” Jason Miller, the former president’s outgoing spokesman, told Punchbowl News. The Epoch Times has contacted Miller for comment.
The Constitution doesn’t bar someone who is not a member of Congress from being elected as speaker of the House. However, in U.S. history, House speakers have always first been elected to the House.
[House Minority Leader Kevin] McCarthy told Fox News that in conversations with Trump, the former president said that he believes McCarthy should be the House speaker.
“He tells me he wants me speaker, and I think he should be president,” he said.
Now, if you’re disappointed by this news, take some encouragement from the fact that there are people in Washington, D.C. who believe that Trump should be President again. I’ll take courage from the fact that Trump supporters in Washington, D.C. means that there may be more real Republicans (as in not RINOs) than I was beginning to think were there.
Will Trump become President again? I don’t know. I don’t have a crystal ball. What I can say is that he may be the only person in the world who can make politics moral again in Washington, D.C., and I hope that change of character in Washington happens.