Do Donald Trump Indictments Bar Him From House Speaker Role?

Posted on AllSides October 5th, 2023
From The Center

Kevin McCarthy's ousting as speaker of the House on Tuesday led to questions over the possibility of Donald Trump being able to, in theory, take over the role. McCarthy's removal was instigated by pro-Trump Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz.

At least three GOP House members—Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas, Greg Steube of Florida, and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia—have already indicated that they will support the former president in voting to select a new House speaker.

However, one commentator suggested that Trump's indictments would automatically stop him from hammering the House gavel.

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