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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Trump Is ‘The Only Candidate For Speaker’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) stated on Tuesday that the only person she will support as Kevin McCarthy’s (R-California) replacement for House speaker is Donald Trump.

“The only candidate for Speaker I am currently supporting is President Donald J. Trump,” wrote Greene on X. “He has a proven four-year record as President of the United States of America.”

In her post, Greene listed a variety of promises that Trump will fulfill if he is elected as speaker – including securing the U.S.-Mexico border and ending the war in Ukraine.

“He received a record number of Republican votes of any Republican Presidential candidate! We can make him Speaker and then elect him President!” she continued. “He will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”

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McCarthy was removed as House speaker on Tuesday in a 216-210 vote.

Greene did not vote in favor of stripping McCarthy’s title – she had been one his biggest allies in the Republican caucus.

Greene is one of a few Republicans pushing for Trump as speaker.

Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) announced on Tuesday he will be submitting the necessary paperwork to nominate Trump.

Although Greene and other right-wing members are pushing for Trump to fill the position, there’s a strong possibility that he might not be eligible.

Trump is currently facing a variety of felonies, including a few federal cases across numerous states and deeming him ineligible.

As stated in rule 26 of the House Republican Conference, a “Member of the Republican Leadership shall step aside if indicted for a felony for which a sentence of two or more years imprisonment may be imposed.”

Astrid Valdez

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