Rep. Jamie Raskin (D.Md.), spoke out amid celebrations of the poor GOP midterm performance. Sunday’s warning was made by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) that more than one third of the new House will be comprised of election deniers. This could lead to Donald Trump being their speaker.
These numbers are enough to prove it. “statement about the political contamination of the GOP by Donald Trump,” Raskin stated that “Face the Nation” CBS.
Raskin imagined a wild scenario where extremist House Republicans would be loyal to Trump. “might just vote” Former president could become Speaker of House (provided the GOP wins 218 votes after all results are tallied).
“We know that the hard-right Freedom Caucus people are in search of another candidate” Raskin informed Margaret Brennan that he was the House speaker.
“One potential candidate whose name has been floated is Donald Trump himself because the speaker of the House does not have to be a member of the House,” He went on. “And they are talking about putting Trump right there.”
They “talk about it repeatedly,” Raskin observed. “If Trump decided he wanted to do it, it would pose a profound problem for their party because they refuse to do the right thing.”
CBS News projects that at least 155 Republican election deniers Brennan pointed out that they will win their House seats and nine will fill Senate slots.
The Sunday Review reported Saturday, that more than 160 GOP election denier, including former and newly elected members of Congress will be present in the House of Representatives and Senate.
Election deniers have a powerful influence “going to create profound cognitive and political dissonance within the GOP,” Raskin warned. “Is it really Trump’s party? Or does it stand for something else?”
He stated that Republicans will have to make tough choices in this mix.
Kevin McCarthy, the Republican Party’s current House Minority Leader (Republican from California), and others are “now required to make a decision about whether they’re going to try rid themselves of Donald Trump and his toxic influence on the party,” Raskin observed.
McCarthy announced his bid to become House speaker on Nov. 9 before a Republican majority was confirmed (it still isn’t). Even if Trump isn’t in the mix, he could face a heated battle to become speaker.
Raskin called it a clash “real problem” McCarthy thanks to “certain pro-Trumpists within his House caucus refuse to accept that he’s really with Trump. They want to get rid” McCarthy.
“They might just vote for Trump when they take the roll call for speaker,” he underscored.
Check out Raskin’s observations below: