Congressman Troy Nehls Throws a Curveball in Speaker Race by Nominating President Trump for Speaker of the House

by J Pelkey
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Congressman Troy Nehls (R-TX) has introduced a surprising twist to the already chaotic Speaker of the House race. Using Twitter as his platform, Nehls announced his intention to nominate President Trump for the position of Speaker of the House.

This follows the historic vote, where a 216-210 majority decided to remove Kevin McCarthy from the Speaker’s chair. This marks an unprecedented moment in U.S. history, as it is the first time a Speaker has been removed through a motion to vacate the chair.

The pivotal vote, spearheaded by Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, saw a handful of conservatives aligning with Democrats in this extraordinary action. Notable among the Republicans who voted in favor of removal were Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Ken Buck of Colorado, Tim Burchett of Tennessee, Eli Crane of Arizona, Bob Good of Virginia, Nancy Mace of South Carolina, and Matt Rosendale of Montana. Kevin McCarthy’s tenure as Speaker now stands as the shortest since 1876.

North Carolina Representative Patrick McHenry has assumed the role of Speaker Pro Tempore until the election of a new Speaker.

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Congressman Troy Nehls announced on X, “Kevin McCarthy will NOT be running again as Speaker. I nominate Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the House.”

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