This was one of the strangest things ever to happen in U.S. politics, but it happened. Read on for more information on a fast-developing, seemingly impossible news story.
The article is now updated with the statement from Troy Nehls. We await confirmation from Trump.
Honestly, I’m not sure my mental health will survive this. The fact that we’re even talking about this being a possibility makes me ill.
A cross between the Twilight Zone and The Three Stooges!
This is a huge nightmare.
Get your heads out of the sand. This is all part of the ongoing coup. If Trump is put in as Speaker, legally or illegally, the minute he is given the gavel…Biden and Harris will be assassinated and Trump will be President. And the coup will be complete.
If someone else were writing this, I'd be inclined to roll my eyes. I hope the Dems are working across the aisle to pull together enough votes to install an alternate candidate.
Please, God, this cannot happen. Unbelievable.
Terrifying. Thanks for breaking this down, Seth! What are your thoughts on 5+ Rs joining the Dems in a coalition? Unlikely, I know, but we are uncertain times...are there five more people in the House chamber that truly care more about democracy and the constitution than their political future (and physical safety)?
I had a sick feeling there was a madness to their method. The whole Speaker of the House BS, this was planned for awhile. This is so surreal.
... and we have Matt Gaetz to thank for this... make it STOP!!!
NOOOOOOOO!!!! This would be a disaster for America. OMG!
We will soon see how many republicans are truly going to
HONOR THEIR OATHS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Don't forget that his MAGA TRASH Domestic Terrorists would then Try to assasinate everyone between him and the Presidency
How many House republicans are there that won with tight margins in a district Biden won? Maybe dems make a deal with them that they vote for Jeffries in exchange for becoming democratic-caucusing independents.
Or maybe dems vote for Liz Cheney
In my worst nightmares, I never dreamed things would be this bad.
Great quick piece. Two points in addition.
1. The last time Trump told the truth, he misunderstood the question. Always lies. So when he says “I’d consider” being Speaker “for short while” “if they need me” and “I’ll unite party” we know each of these is the opposite. Translation: I will take this for the duration bc I need it/you and will purge those without fealty. He’s acting casual and deferential to catch them off guard and if/when the timing right he makes his move. I hope Jeffries has a confidential plan with handful of Rs in the ready.
2. Another benefit for Cinnamon Hitler if Speaker - if/when he loses 2024 he can prob derail certification and overturn. The biggest insurance card in the world, how can he not jump at the chance with his legal jeopardy skyrocketing (and he knows what’s left to come out).