Fox News host Sean Hannity has reported that former President Donald Trump is “open” to serving as interim House Speaker as the idea is currently being floated by a number of House Republicans and conservative leader.
“McCarthy will not seek the speakership again. Now, sources telling me at this hour some House Republicans have been in contact with and have started an effort to draft former President Donald Trump to be the next speaker,” Hannity said. “And I have been told that President Trump might be open to helping the Republican Party, at least in the short term, if necessary, if it’s needed.”
Former President Trump has been floated as a potential replacement for Kevin McCarthy since the initial Speaker vote this past January. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) nominated Trump during one of the early ballots this past January in a move that left several members of the House speechless.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) took to X to announce that he would be nominating the former president to fill the open position just hours after McCarthy was ousted.
I’m formally nominating President Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the House.
Make the House of Representatives