Published On: Sun, Jun 20th, 2021

McCarthy Responds to Speculation That Trump Should Be Elected House Speaker

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) responded to speculation about former President Donald Trump potentially being voted as House speaker if Republicans take the House majority in 2022. When asked by a Fox News host about rumors and speculation about Trump’s future, McCarthy said Trump has told him he wants to be president. “You know, I have talked to President Trump many times,” McCarthy said. “He tells me he wants me speaker, and I think he should be president.” A spokesperson for McCarthy’s office later told news outlets to clarify that Trump has told him he wants McCarthy to be speaker and Trump wants to be president. “McCarthy meant and said he wants ‘me’ to be Speaker, but I understand that might not have sounded crystal clear,” a spokesperson told the Daily Caller. The Epoch Times contacted the House GOP leader’s office for comment. In the interview, McCarthy said Friday …

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