According to a POLITICO report, President Trump is considering a trip to the Capitol next week and possibly pitching himself as a House Speaker candidate.

The outlet said it spoke with a Republican familiar with “internal discussions.”

“From colleague Brooke Singman. Trump expected to attend GOP mtg on Tuesday for closed candidate forum for House Speaker,” Fox News Senior Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram said Thursday.


Former President Donald Trump is considering a visit to the Capitol next week where he is open to pitching himself as a speaker candidate, according to a Republican familiar with internal discussions.

If it happens, Trump would come speak to the House GOP sometime before lawmakers’ internal speaker election, which is set to happen on Wednesday, that person said. A final decision hasn’t yet been made. The full GOP will meet Tuesday for an internal “candidate forum.”


It’s not clear if Trump — the frontrunner in the 2024 presidential primary — would actually run for speaker. Winning would require near-unanimity from the House GOP, a difficult hurdle for the controversial former president. One of his closest Hill allies, House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, is already in the race. (Jordan told NBC that he discussed his speakership bid with Trump this week.)

It remains a longshot idea: The House has never elected a speaker who wasn’t a member of Congress, though it is not technically a constitutional requirement. Trump could also run into problems with the GOP’s own conference rules, which state a member of GOP leadership is required to step aside “if indicted for a felony for which a sentence of two or more years imprisonment may be imposed.”

Still, the former president has openly flirted with the idea of becoming GOP speaker in the days since Kevin McCarthy’s fall. And several members, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga), have backed the idea.

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy supports the idea of Trump becoming House Speaker.


Outside of Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunners to become House Speaker are Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Steve Scalise (R-LA).

Axios reports:

The two most likely candidates for House speaker —Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) — both announced they were running as of Wednesday afternoon.

The chamber made U.S. history yesterday when it voted to oust Kevin McCarthy as speaker, setting off a scramble to replace him with no clear successor in sight.

Without a speaker, the House’s core legislative functions grind to a halt — at a time when lawmakers need to pass yearly spending bills to avoid a government shutdown next month.

It might be tough for the GOP conference to turn down Scalise, 57, if he goes all-in for the job: He was badly wounded in the shooting at a House GOP baseball practice in 2017, and was diagnosed this summer with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer.

Multiple congressional Republicans supported the idea of Donald Trump being House Speaker.

Rep. Troy E. Nehls (R-TX) said on X he nominates Donald Trump to be House Speaker.

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) also expressed support for Donald Trump as House Speaker.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) voiced her support for Trump as Speaker.

The only candidate for Speaker I am currently supporting is President Donald J. Trump.

He will end the war in Ukraine.

He will secure the border.

He will end the politically weaponized government.

He will make America energy independent again.


He will pass my bill to stop transgender surgeries on kids and keep men out of women’s sports.

He will support our military and police.

And so much more!

He has a proven 4 year record as President of the United States of America. H

e received a record number of Republican votes of any Republican Presidential candidate!

We can make him Speaker and then elect him President!


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