Matt Gaetz Votes Trump for Speaker, Republican Circus Continues
The battle to elect a Republican Speaker of the House went from chaos to farce when after Kevin McCarthy lost his seventh vote to become speaker, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz voted for former President Trump to become speaker.
President Trump endorsed McCarthy for speaker yesterday morning on his Truth social media site, making Gaetz’s vote for Trump seem like nonsensical grandstanding.
Some really good conversations took place last night, and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA,THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE “HOUSE” TWICE! REPUBLICANS, DO NOT TURN A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT & EMBARRASSING DEFEAT. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, YOU DESERVE IT. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH! ~Donald J. Trump
Gaetz’s Trump vote got great reviews on Twitter from the usual crowd of Trump acolytes; although it’s doubtful, most Trump supporters support the Gaetz vote since Trump has not rescinded his endorsement of McCarthy.
BREAKING: MATT GAETZ JUST VOTED TRUMP FOR SPEAKER—LEEEETTTSSSGOOOOOO!!!!!!!
— Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) January 5, 2023
BREAKING: The 7th vote for Speaker of the House just ended and Kevin McCarthy LOST.
There was only 1 vote for President Trump for Speaker of the House from Matt Gaetz. @RepMTG is a fraud. Claims to be pro Trump and didn’t even vote for him for Speaker.
MTG is a RINO grifter.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) January 5, 2023
Gaetz did follow through on the promise he made in March of 2022.
FLASHBACK: March 2022: @MattGaetz : “Give us the ability to Fire Nancy Pelosi, take back the majority, impeach Joe Biden and I’m gonna nominate Donald Trump as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.” pic.twitter.com/ie5DrgeCpD
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) January 5, 2023
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 5, 2023
Many Republicans are losing patience with the anti-McCarthy group, as Sean Hannity demonstrated in his interview last night with Lauren Boebert. in the interview, Boebert also suggested voting for Trump.
Elect a speaker! McCarthy has the majority of votes. Is this the way it's going to be for the Republican Party? Being held hostage by a minority of reps? Let's get things done and put aside the differences because in the end – they just don't matter!
— Dorothy Stangle (@DorothyStangle) January 5, 2023
Kevin McCarthy should be Speaker
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 5, 2023
This is a developing story.
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