Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY) ridiculed an effort to draft former President Donald Trump as Home speaker on Thursday, tweeting, “We’ve seen a Trump rally on the Capitol already.”
In a Twitter put up on Thursday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wrote, “If Trump turns into Speaker of the Home, the Home chamber will probably be like a Trump rally on a regular basis!! [sic] It could be the Home of MAGA!!!”
Schumer, much less enthusiastic concerning the thought, responded with a reference to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riots: “No thanks, we’re good. We’ve seen a Trump rally on the Capitol already.”
A number of Home Republicans, together with Greene and Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), have expressed help for a Trump speakership following the ousting of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Trump is outwardly “open” to the thought, in line with Fox Information host Sean Hannity.
Home Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) has additionally expressed help for a possible Trump speakership, regardless of at present being a frontrunner for the place himself. Jordan advised Hannity that whereas he would like Trump to give attention to the 2024 presidential election, the previous president would “be nice” as Home speaker.
On Wednesday, Trump shared a sequence of Reality Social posts pitching him as speaker and posted an edited picture of himself holding the speaker’s gavel — seemingly confirming his curiosity within the position.