Gaetz Votes Trump For Speaker Of The House On Day THREE Of GOP Showdown
“Trump for Speaker” began trending on Twitter shortly after the vote from Gaetz.
Rep. Matt Gaetz has voted for 45th President Donald Trump to be Speaker of the House, as the House enters day three of deadlock.
The Representative for Florida’s 1st District voted for the former President during the seventh vote for the Speaker on the House, the first vote on the third day of doing so. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the presumptive Speaker, has failed to take the position after numerous rounds, the first time this has happened since 1923.
Initially, a group of around 20 Republicans had chosen to back Rep. Jim Jordan as an alternative to McCarthy, but Jordan, who appears to be vying to take over the House Judiciary Committee, stuck by McCarthy. Rep. Byron Donalds, also of Florida, became the anti-McCarthy candidate for the subsequent rounds of voting, with Gaetz backing Donalds until his vote for Trump.
While Trump has yet to comment on the vote from Gaetz, his spokeswoman Liz Harrington retweeted a clip of the Speaker vote from Gaetz’s official Twitter account. “Let’s GOOOOO!” Gaetz wrote in response.
Following the vote, “Trump for Speaker” trended on Twitter at number five in the United States, with many supporters of the former President’s America First agenda backing the move. Gavin Wax of the New York Young Republicans declared that we are now in “the best timeline.”
As Valiant News reported, McCarthy revealed he had “dinner” with billionaire Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum in 2018 during remarks he made on a panel with Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, a shipping heiress of Chinese descent.