Donald Trump sunk the speaker bid of GOP Rep Tom Emmer.
Republicans then went and named a new GOP Speaker-Designate.
They named Representative Mike Johnson as GOP Speaker-Designate.
Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA 4th District), vice chair of the House GOP conference, has been named the GOP Speaker-Designate.
The announcement came after a closed-door meeting among House Republicans, where Johnson emerged as the consensus candidate.
The race for the House Speaker position within the Republican Party took an unexpected turn on Tuesday when Tom Emmer (MN) abruptly withdrew his candidacy. The move came just hours after former President Donald Trump blasted Emmer in a scathing post on Truth Social, his social media platform. Emmer’s withdrawal has opened the floodgates for a new batch of GOP lawmakers who have thrown their hats into the ring.
Donald Trump reacted to the news by saying that the GOP now has 5 candidates who are beyond reproach.
He said that he would not be making an endorsement but that his strong suggestion would be to vote for the leading candidate.
Congratulations to Congressional Republicans! Yesterday was a big and very important day. It gave us a quick and easy way forward with 5 candidates who are beyond reproach, and represent the absolute best there is in the Republican Party. Even the Fake News Media is impressed with what took place yesterday and, more importantly, with the Candidates themselves. Congratulations to Reps. Byron Donalds (Florida), Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann (Tennessee), Mark Green (Tennessee), & Roger Williams (Texas), & the ultimate winner of yesterday’s vote, by a significant margin, Mike Johnson (Louisiana). I am not going to make an Endorsement in this race, because I COULD NEVER GO AGAINST ANY OF THESE FINE AND VERY TALENTED MEN, all of whom have supported me, in both mind and spirit, from the very beginning of our GREAT 2016 Victory. In 2024, we will have an even bigger, & more important, WIN! My strong SUGGESTION is to go with the leading candidate, Mike Johnson, & GET IT DONE, FAST! LOVE, DJT