Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has spoken out in support of President Donald Trump being nominated to replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy as House speaker.
As Slay News reported, several Republicans have expressed support for Trump serving as speaker.
Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) announced Tuesday night that McCarthy will not be running for the job again.
In the announcement, Nehls also stated that he is nominating Trump.
Kevin McCarthy will NOT be running again as Speaker.
I nominate Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the House.
— Congressman Troy E. Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) October 3, 2023
Meanwhile, Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed that his sources say Trump is “open” to serving as speaker in the short term.
In a post on Twitter/X, Greene outlined a comprehensive list of reasons for her endorsement of Trump.
The congresswoman emphasizes Trump’s previous four-year record as president.
She also noted his potential to bring transformative changes to the country.
“The only candidate for Speaker I am currently supporting is President Donald J. Trump,” Greene announced following McCarthy’s removal on Tuesday.
She went on to list a series of ambitious goals she believes Trump will achieve if elected as speaker:
- End the war in Ukraine
- Secure the border
- End the politically weaponized government
- Make America energy independent again
- Pass legislation to stop transgender surgeries on kids and keep men out of women’s sports
- Support our military and police
- And more
Greene also cited Trump’s “proven 4-year record as President of the United States of America” as a reason for her endorsement.
She also highlighted Trump’s widespread popularity within the Republican Party.
According to Greene, Trump would not be limited by serving as speaker.
“We can make him Speaker and then elect him President!” she said.
“He will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”
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…
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 4, 2023
The House of Representatives voted 216-210 to remove McCarthy on Tuesday.
It is the first time in history that a speaker has been removed from power, making McCarthy the shortest-serving speaker since 1876.
The vote was spearheaded by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
Several Republicans joined with Democrats to vote on the unprecedented action.
The House Republicans who voted to oust McCarthy were:
- Andy Biggs of Arizona
- Ken Buck of Colorado
- Tim Burchett of Tennessee
- Eli Crane of Arizona
- Matt Gaetz of Florida
- Bob Good of Virginia
- Nancy Mace of South Carolina
- Matt Rosendale of Montana