(TheRedWire.com) – On Sunday, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) argued that the attempts made by some GOP members to have former President Donald Trump elected as the House Speaker would be unsuccessful. As he revealed to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, certain Republican members tried to push for former President Donald Trump to be the next Speaker after the historic ousting of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
Buck argued that Trump becoming the Speaker should not happen and that there were many talented people within the House. He added that they were going to settle this in the House Republican conference and that they could elect someone who could have the support of the entire conference, bringing an end to the infighting.
When asked whether he would support Trump for the 2024 presidential election, Buck simply stated that he would back whoever the Republican nominee is. However, when asked if Trump would have his support even if convicted in one of the legal cases against him, Buck stated that he would not support a convicted felon.
Trump is currently the frontrunner in the 2024 presidential race and has maintained a lead in the double digits for most of the year. Currently, there is no indication to suggest that anyone but Trump will win the presidential nomination next year.
Following McCarthy’s ousting from the House, Republicans have been attempting to find a possible alternative, as McCarthy has stated he would not try to win back his seat. Both House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Jim Jordan have placed a bid for the position.
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