Congressman Troy Nehls (R-TX) has made a surprising announcement that has thrown the race for Speaker of the House into further turmoil. In a tweet, Nehls stated that he plans to nominate former President Donald J. Trump for the role of Speaker of the House.
This revelation comes shortly after a historic vote to remove Kevin McCarthy from the Speaker’s chair, marking the first time in U.S. history that a Speaker has been ousted mid-term. The vote, which occurred on Tuesday, resulted in a 216-210 decision in favor of removing McCarthy.
The effort to remove McCarthy was led by Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz and saw several conservatives joining forces with Democrats in an unprecedented action. Among those Republicans who voted for the removal were Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Ken Buck of Colorado, Tim Burchett of Tennessee, Eli Crane of Arizona, Bob Good of Virginia, Nancy Mace of South Carolina, and Matt Rosendale of Montana.
This momentous event comes just nine months after McCarthy won the gavel following a grueling process that involved days of negotiation and 15 rounds of voting. In the interim, North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry has been named Speaker pro tempore until a new Speaker is elected.
In the wake of McCarthy’s removal, Congressman Troy Nehls took to Twitter to announce his nomination of Donald J. Trump for the position of Speaker of the House. Nehls’ tweet stated, “Kevin McCarthy will NOT be running again as Speaker. I nominate Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the House.”
The Gateway Pundit reached out to Nehls for a comment on his decision, but has not yet received a response. However, columnist Wayne Root expressed his support for the idea of Trump becoming Speaker in an article on the website. Root discussed the potential impact of Trump assuming the role, including his ability to block increases in the debt ceiling and defund various government agencies.
Root called on Trump supporters to contact their Congresspersons and demand an official vote for Donald J. Trump for House Speaker.
As of now, it remains unclear whether Trump will accept the nomination or if he has any intentions of pursuing the position. Additional details are expected to emerge in the coming days, and this article will be updated accordingly.
In summary, the race for Speaker of the House has taken another unexpected turn with Congressman Troy Nehls nominating former President Donald J. Trump for the role. This comes after the removal of Kevin McCarthy, making him the shortest-serving Speaker since 1876. Trump’s nomination has sparked discussions and speculation about the potential impact he could have in the position.