Trump ‘Open’ to Serving as House Speaker in Short Term

President Donald Trump is reportedly “open” to serving as the interim House speaker after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was ousted from the position in a historic vote on Tuesday.

Fox News host Sean Hannity has reported that Trump is “open” to the idea of filling the role in the short-term

The idea is currently being floated by a number of House Republicans and conservative leaders.

“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.”


As Slay News reported earlier, Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) took to Twitter/X to announce that McCarthy will not be running for the position again.

In the post, Nehls also announced that is nominating the 45th president to fill the open position.

Kevin McCarthy will NOT be running again as Speaker.

I nominate Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the House.

— Congressman Troy E. Nehls



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