President Donald Trump is reportedly expressing his opposition to Tom Emmer, the candidate for Speaker of the House backed by Kevin McCarthy. This news could spell trouble for the McCarthy machine’s pursuit of power.
Ever since Kevin McCarthy’s removal, Trump has played a prominent role in Capitol Hill affairs. There has even been speculation that he may run for Speaker himself. Previously, Trump provided support for Jim Jordan’s bid for the position, which came close to securing the necessary votes but was ultimately thwarted by the Establishment. It is possible that Jordan may make another attempt in the future. Furthermore, Trump played a part in defeating McCarthy’s initial choice, Steve Scalise. The populist insurgents led by Matt Gaetz have successfully ousted McCarthy, pushed back against Scalise and Austin Scott, and nearly secured Jim Jordan as the Speaker. They also prevented the Establishment’s attempt to unconstitutionally empower temporary speaker Patrick McHenry.
At present, several Republicans are vying for the position of Speaker of the House. The contenders include Byron Donalds, Mike Johnson, Tom Emmer (the establishment’s preferred candidate), and Pete Sessions, among others. The absence of a Speaker of the House has resulted in the shutdown of Congress, obstructing Joe Biden’s desired $105 billion war bill to fund potential conflicts in Ukraine and Israel. The Matt Gaetz Caucus is effectively thwarting the possibility of World War 3 through their utilization of U.S. House rules, much to the chagrin of the establishment figures on Capitol Hill. The Establishment’s panic is evident, as even RINO warmonger Dan Crenshaw attempted to trip up National File’s publisher, Noel Fritsch.
National File has reported that Tom Emmer, the candidate backed by Kevin McCarthy and the GOP establishment, is a vocal opponent of the Electoral College system. Emmer’s stance is significant as the Electoral College was established by America’s founders to prevent states like New York and California from excessively influencing the presidential election process. Emmer’s support for the “National Popular Vote” initiative, which undermines state sovereignty and allocates electoral votes based on the national popular vote instead of individual state results, aligns him more with left-wing ideals. This initiative would essentially give control of electoral outcomes to highly populated areas such as New York and California.
The passage of this scheme into law in blue states would only take effect once states possessing a combined total of 270 electoral votes enact it. This move would dramatically alter the balance of power in presidential elections, favoring heavily populated regions and potentially disregarding the voices of voters in less populated states.
President Trump’s opposition to Emmer represents a setback for the McCarthy machine’s attempts to retain influence. As the battle for Speaker of the House intensifies, it remains to be seen who will ultimately claim the position and how it will impact the future political landscape. The actions of Trump and the populist insurgents led by Gaetz have demonstrated a commitment to challenging the establishment and striving for a different kind of political power.