Florida Congressman and the apparent flag bearer of ensuring Kevin McCarthy is not Speaker of the House, Matt Gaetz spoke out about former President Trump’s support of McCarthy and it’s not what you would think…
Matt Gaetz has been an advocate of the former President but on this issue regarding the support of McCarthy they are not seeing eye to eye.
Fox News digital is reporting that the Florida Congressman claimed that former President Donald Trump’s continuous support of Kevin McCarthy was “sad!” in a recent statement.
Those comments from Matt Gaetz came just as Donald Trump doubled down on his support for Kevin McCarthy to return to the speakership. Trump used his social media platform “Truth Social” to show his ongoing support of McCarthy.
“Some really good conversations took place last night, and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN,” Donald Trump said on Truth Social.
He didn’t stop there, in fact the former President followed that up with another paragraph showing his passion for Kevin McCarthy to be Speaker of the House with a large excerpt filled with lots of capitalized words.
“CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA,THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE ‘HOUSE’ TWICE! REPUBLICANS, DO NOT TURN A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, YOU DESERVE IT … Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH!” the former President exclaimed.
Despite the comments that Trump has made differing with Matt Gaetz, the congressman from Florida has stated that he will continue to support President Donald Trump in 2024 and his agenda.
“This changes neither my view of McCarthy, nor Trump, nor my vote,” Gaetz told Fox News digital.
While it is unclear if Kevin McCarthy will be able to pull out the votes to become Speaker of the House, other Representatives have floated putting Congressman Jim Jordan in the Speaker’s chair.
Even though this may just be one idea for a McCarthy replacement, McCarthy has failed to garner the votes to become Speaker of the House a whopping THREE times.
This specific failure to gather enough votes to win the Speakership this many times is relatively unprecedented in modern times. The last time a situation like this happened was all the way back in 1923.
While the outcome of the votes is unclear, we encourage readers to check back regularly as the situation is updating by the second.