In an interesting turn of events, former President Donald Trump has finally chimed in on the ongoing Speaker of the House race. With nine candidates vying for the coveted position, things are certainly heating up after Rep. Jim Jordan’s withdrawal. When asked about the situation, Trump expressed his optimism, saying, “Well, I think it’s going to get solved, and when it does, it’ll be a beautiful thing, it’ll teach a lot of people about democracy.” Leave it to Trump to always find a way to inject some humor into the mix, adding, “I said, ‘There’s only one person who can do it all the way.’ You know who that is? Jesus Christ. If Jesus came down and said I want to be speaker, he would do it. Other than that, I haven’t seen anybody that can guarantee it. But at some point, I think we’re going to have somebody pretty soon.” It’s refreshing to see Trump maintaining his optimism despite the chaos in the House.
WATCH: Trump Breaks His Silence On House Speaker Race https://t.co/ORIgPQUwfj
— Debra (@IngeniousGal) October 23, 2023
While the race for Speaker remains uncertain, one name that has been gaining attention is Rep. Byron Donalds from Florida. Donalds, who is known for his strong conservative values and support for the ‘America First’ movement, is resonating with his colleagues and could potentially shift the balance in his favor. His decision to run for Speaker comes after he voted against former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in January, showcasing his consistency and appeal. It’s no surprise that Trump’s endorsement could play a significant role in boosting Donalds’ chances, given their alignment and shared values.
The Republican Party has been embroiled in internal conflicts for weeks now, struggling to find the momentum needed to elect a new speaker. Amidst this turmoil, Rep. Ken Buck revealed that he was forced to change office locations due to pressure and threats after refusing to support Jim Jordan’s candidacy. It’s disheartening to see such political violence and intimidation taking place within the party. With major international issues and an upcoming election season on the horizon, the Speaker’s race is certainly taking place against a turbulent backdrop. It remains to be seen who will emerge victorious, but hopefully, a resolution is on the horizon for the sake of democracy and stability within the party.