Trump Responds to Question About Running for Speaker at Courthouse: ‘Whatever I Can Do to Help’
The influence that former President Donald Trump wields over the Republican Party is unlikely to change any time soon — but could Trump’s role within the party change instead?
Right now, Trump is the prohibitive favorite to win the GOP presidential primaries. Many polls have him beating President Joe Biden in a hypothetical general election, as well.
But as Trump grapples with a number of legal issues, a power vacuum has opened up in the House of Representatives.
Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy was removed from his position on Tuesday after he was challenged by a coalition of disgruntled Republicans.
Which means there’s a vacancy to fill — and some have already eyed Trump to take that empty seat.
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But what does the former president himself think about taking on the role of speaker?
Take a look at the response he gave reporters on Wednesday during a break in a hearing in his fraud …