Will Trump Bring Down the Gavel as Speaker?
Stephen Humphreys says that crazier things haven't happened, yet.
We only thought the craziest thing ever seen in American politics was one member of Congress—Matt Gaetz, himself under federal investigation for trafficking underage women—being able to call a vote to bring down the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy. That downfall followed McCarthy’s rise to power by courting Donald Trump’s blessing at Mar-a-Lago only days after McCarthy castigated Trump as responsible for the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
That milestone brought about by the far-right Republican caucus is now in danger of giving way to an even more unheard-of precedent: Donald Trump assuming the role as Speaker of the House.
There are three reasons to think this is a possibility at least as real as Trump’s initial election to the US presidency.
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