Former President Trump wants to run for a top congressional post
That’s what Trump needs — attention. He really wants to be president again. But now it looks like he’s playing for a vacant top job in Congress — at least temporarily.
DFormer US President Donald Trump is running for Speaker of the House of Representatives. If there is no solution, he has been asked by party representatives to take over for the “short term,” Fox News said Thursday, citing Republicans.
“Necessary” means he will do this. He previously made similar comments on his Truth Community site and wrote that he would like to return to the White House after the 2024 presidential election. But he will do “necessary” to assist the selection process in the “short term” until a final decision on the post is made.
US media had earlier reported that Trump was considering a visit to the US capital next week. The aim is to “unify” the party while searching for a suitable candidate.
Trump’s visit to the Congressional seat will have great symbolic meaning. Trump’s supporters violently attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021. During his speech, the Republican Party incited his supporters with the false claim that he had lost his victory through massive election fraud. As a result of the riots, five people died. The attack on the heart of American democracy shocked the nation.
After the historic ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy earlier this week, Republicans are now searching for a successor to the post. They have a narrow majority in the House of Parliament. Elections may be held in the middle of next week. It’s not clear who will be able to move up. Trump has already flirted with a candidacy and released a photo gallery in which he can be seen with the president’s mallet.
When voting for the top job, MPs can also nominate non-members of the US Congress – such as Trump. To do this, a representative must nominate Trump as the nominee.
However, because of the narrow Republican majority in the House of Representatives, all factions of the fragmented Republican Party must rally behind one candidate. The 77-year-old is unlikely to have many moderate MPs vote for him, risking a re-election in a narrowly won constituency.
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