HOUSE SPEAKER DONALD TRUMP? Trump Says He Would Accept House Speaker Position Temporarily If Necessary
By Fox News // October 5, 2023
"...I will do it if necessary" - Donald Trump
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(FOX NEWS) – Former President Trump told Fox News Digital that he would accept a short-term role as speaker of the House of Representatives to serve as a “unifier” for the Republican Party until lawmakers reach a decision on who should take on the post.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was removed as speaker of the House Tuesday after Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced a measure against him known as a motion to vacate, accusing him of breaking promises he made to win the speaker’s gavel in January.
“I have been asked to speak as a unifier because I have so many friends in Congress,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “If they don’t get the vote, they have asked me if I would consider taking the speakership until they get somebody longer-term, because I am running for president.”
“They have asked me if I would take it for a short period of time for the party, until they come to a conclusion—I’m not doing it because I want to—I will do it if necessary, should they not be able to make their decision,” Trump said.
Trump did not specify who had asked him, although a number of GOP lawmakers have said he is their preference for speaker.
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