Democrat Rep Jamie Raskin Warns Trump Could Be Next Speaker If GOP Secures House Majority

Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has warned his allies that there’s a chance President Donald Trump could be named speaker if Republicans secure the House majority.

During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Raskin told host Margaret Brennan that he fears the GOP will be “putting Trump right there” in the speakership.

“One potential candidate whose name has been floated is Donald Trump himself because the Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of the House,” Raskin said.

“And they are talking about putting Trump right there.”

“That’s not a real option, though,” Brennan said before Raskin cut her off.

“They talk about it repeatedly,” Raskin said.

“And if Trump decided he wanted to do it, it would pose a profound problem for their party because they refuse to do the right thing.”

Raskin then expressed fears that the Democrats’ anti-Trump Jan. 6 Committee will be broken up by a GOP-controlled House.

He argues that his Committee is needed “to fortify American democracy against coups, insurrections, electoral sabotage, and political violence, with domestic violent extremist groups involved.”

The congressman alleged that Trump has “committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the people of the United States.”

He didn’t provide any evidence to support these allegations, however.

Raksin later claimed that Republicans should “try to rid themselves of Donald Trump and his toxic influence on the party.”

He added that America must rid Washington D.C. of the “right-wing big lie, election-denying, character assassination politics that Donald Trump brought right to the heart of the Republican Party.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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