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USA: Donald Trump said he is ready to become president of the House of Representatives

Will Donald Trump become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives? On the American Fox News channel, the former US president and candidate for re-election in 2024 claims that he would agree to become president of the House of Representatives “temporarily” in order to “unite” Republicans. His political party has been torn apart by infighting, and on Tuesday, October 3, for the first time in the country’s history, a “speaker,” in this case Kevin McCarthy, was forced to resign.

“I was asked to act as a unifier because I have so many friends in Congress,” Donald Trump said. If they don’t get the votes, they will ask me if I would consider becoming president (from the room) until they find someone long term since I’m a presidential candidate. “According to the ex-president, this will be a short period of time – “30, 60 or 90 days.” Donald Trump adds that he will only do this “if necessary”: “I’m not doing this because I want to. »

Difficult because of his indictments

On CNN, former Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock said Donald Trump is ineligible to hold office because he faces criminal charges. “Unfortunately, he doesn’t know the House rules, which are that you can’t run the House if you’re indicted,” Barbara Comstock said.

Some Republicans are already coveting this strategic position, including Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan. The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the third most important figure in American politics, after the President and Vice President. Before Kevin McCarthy, it was held by Nancy Pelosi.

When asked on Fox News, Jim Jordan did not directly oppose Trump’s idea, simply answering: “I think President Trump wants to be president of the United States. This is what he wants, and I think he is the best president we have. »

Back to the Capitol?

On This will be the House of MAGA (“Make America Great Again” (Trump’s old campaign slogan)! » To which Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer responded: “No, thanks, we’re fine. We’ve already seen a pro-Trump rally at the Capitol. (in a relationship attack on the US Parliament by Trump supporters in January 2021).

According to Fox News, Donald Trump is also scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, October 9, to meet with Republican elected officials. It will be his return to the Capitol, as the billionaire was again indicted in August for allegedly trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. It seems that nothing is stopping him from realizing his ambitions.

Source: Le Parisien

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