Matt Gaetz, Florida Congressman, has claimed once again that he tried to convince Donald Trump that, if the GOP retakes the majority in the 2022 midterms, he should serve as a speaker of the House. Gaetz said that he has once more discussed the possibility with Trump.
“I told him you don’t even have to be speaker for the whole day. You could do it for like three or four hours, give us a great speech, make a few structural reforms to the institution and then you could resign and we could have another election for speaker,” said the Florida Congressman.
“I just think America deserves that moment when Nancy Pelosi hands Donald Trump the gavel,” Gaetz said. Gaetz, who has also touted the prospect of the former president to become the next leader of the House since last summer, said that he mentioned the idea to Trump in Florida, but admitted “I don’t know if I’ve fully got him to swallow the hook.”
But for someone to be nominated for the speaker’s post, only one vote is needed, and they do not have to be a sitting member of Congress.
If the GOP regains control of the HouseRep., Marjorie Taylor Greene’s choice for the next speaker has to be someone “willing to fight for things that matter,” such as conservatives like herself and Trump getting banned from social media. “I want to see a person that’s willing to step up to the plate and be the type of speaker that will actually take action in defense of conservatives across America that have been censored and banned and had their accounts taken away,” said Marjorie, a Georgia Republican.
The congresswoman also added that such actions are like Big Tech companies putting tape over people’s mouths so “they can no longer speak in the public sphere.” When asked for additional details at a press conference, Gaetz said he kept “conversations with the former president between the two of us,” per report.
While during a “Save America” rally in Sarasota, Florida, in July 2021, Gaetz also vowed to nominate Trump as the next House speaker.
“After the next election cycle when we take back the House of Representatives, when we send Nancy Pelosi back to the filth of San Francisco, my commitment to you is that my vote for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives will go to Donald J. Trump,” Gaetz told the crowd.
As per any comments by Trump, he did not publicly express any desire to become the next House Speaker, although he told radio talk-show host Wayne Allyn Root in June 2021 that the idea was “very interesting.”