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‘That was interesting’: Trump invites Gaetz to speak, gets more than he expected

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Former President Donald Trump invited several Republican candidates and lawmakers to the stage during his "Save America" rally in Georgia on Saturday night, including Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who made a promise that seemed to catch the former president off guard.

When Trump asked Gaetz to say a few words, he took to the microphone to praise the 45th president, saying there was “no greater president” and encouraging the large crowd to help Republicans take back the majority in Congress.

“Give us the ability to fire Nancy Pelosi, take back the majority, impeach Joe Biden, and I'm going to nominate Donald J. Trump for speaker of the United States House of Representatives!” Gaetz said.

Trump shook Gaetz’s hand before thanking him and acknowledging his potential nomination.

“Well, that was interesting,” Trump said.

The Constitution does not require that the speaker of the House be an elected member of Congress. However, Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle introduced a bill last July that would require the speaker to be an elected member. The bill died in the House Committee on Rules.

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While speaking just northeast of Atlanta at the NHRA International Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, on Saturday night, the former commander in chief blasted the Biden administration on being more concerned about climate change than the danger of nuclear weapons amid the war in Ukraine.

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Trump additionally touched on the culture war over parents’ rights to control what their children are taught in school, including critical race theory and the national debate about whether transgender people should be able to participate in women’s sports.

 

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