There is an increase in the number of Republicans who are in favor of former President Donald Trump being considered for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives. According to Greg Steube, a Republican representative from Florida, Donald Trump would be the best candidate to unite the Republican caucus and forward the “America First” agenda in the House of Representatives. Steube noted that even if other contenders such as Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise are respectable politicians, Trump may have an edge in getting the required votes to achieve the speakership. Other candidates include Jordan and Scalise.
A number of other Republicans, such as the Representative for the state of Texas, Troy Nehls, and the Representative for the state of Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene, have stated that they will back Trump for the position of House Speaker. However, under the rules established by the previous Republican majority in the House, a member of the Republican leadership is required to resign from their position if they are charged on a felony charge that carries the possibility of a prison term of two years or more. Trump is presently facing legal challenges, and some Democrats believe that these challenges might result in him being disqualified to serve as speaker.
It is uncertain whether the notion of Trump becoming Speaker of the House would come to fruition given the rules that are now in place as well as the dynamics that exist within the Republican caucus despite the fact that the idea has garnered popularity among certain Republicans.