Hillary Clinton trashed Donald Trump calling him a “wannabe dictator” amid reports of the former president’s Republican House Speaker nomination.
The House of Representatives voted to remove McCarthy by a 216-210 vote on Tuesday, with eight joining House Democrats to approve Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) motion to vacate.
If Trump becomes the next Speaker, the political dynamics of Washington DC would be turned on its head.
“When the U.S. House of Representatives reconvenes, my first order of business will be to nominate Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives,” Nehls said in a statement.
“President Trump, the greatest President of my lifetime, has a proven record of putting America First and will make the House great again,” he added.
GOP Congressman Greg Steube of Florida also put forward Trump as the successor to McCarthy:
.@realDonaldTrump for Speaker 🇺🇸— Greg Steube (@gregsteube) October 3, 2023
Meanwhile, Republican Rep Andy Ogles included Trump in a poll of potential candidates.
🚨 Breaking::: McCarthy Vacated 🚨— Congressman Andy Ogles (@AndyOgles) October 3, 2023
Who should be Speaker:
4. Johnson (LA)
Following reports of Trump’s Speaker nomination, Hillary began attacking the former president during an interview with PBS’s Geoff Bennett.
PBS’s Geoff Bennett threw a softball at Hillary Clinton and asked her if she thinks Trump Republicans are Fascists.
“On this matter of extremists within the GOP, President Biden has said that the Trump Republicans, the MAGA Republicans, as he puts it, are semi-fascists, and that there’s this growing authoritarian strain in the Republican Party,” Geoff Bennett asked Hillary Clinton.
“Do you see it that way? And what’s the best way to remedy that if you do see it that way?” Bennett asked.
“I do see it that way,” Clinton said.
“And I’m not — I’m not happy about saying that. And I know President Biden wasn’t happy, because it sounds so discordant to our ears,” she said.
“How could we be growing a kind of authoritarian political force inside our country? The people who are at the leadership level of all of that, both elected and unelected, are promoting lies and being incredibly divisive and, frankly, being loyal to a wannabe dictator,” Hillary added.
“And how did we get here? I don’t know all the answers. Lots of people are writing books about that,” she said.
“But I do know you have to do several things. You have to defeat those people at the polls. And there’s nothing more important than sending a resounding message,” Hillary continued.
“Let’s get back to regular politics.”
“You and I can agree or disagree, as Democrats and Republicans from different regions of our country, different kinds of points of view, but let’s get back to having a fact-based political discussion, where, yes, OK, what do you think about climate change and how we’re going to deal with it, or what do you think about our economy and how we’re going to grow it? Hillary said.
“Let’s have that kind of discussion. But let’s move away from the lies and the personal attacks and the kind of nonsense moves, like impeaching Joe Biden for nothing simply because you disagree with him politically,” Clinton continued.
“I was in the Senate, as you know, for eight years. If you have ideas — speaking to the House extremists, if you have ideas about how we should govern our country, do the work you are elected to do,” she added.
“Have committee meetings, mark up legislation, take votes. Then work to try to reconcile whatever the Senate comes up with.”
“That’s what used to happen, the so-called regular order.,” she said.
‘So go to work. Don’t be walking around engaging in Twitter fights and insults and personal attacks,” Clinton added.
“That’s — that is not the way we’re supposed to govern ourselves.”
“It’s no way for a great country to behave.”
McCarthy announced he would not seek to regain the Speaker’s gavel after losing a motion to vacate the chair.
The former Speaker took questions after announcing his intentions to step down.
“I believe I can continue to fight, maybe in a different manner,” McCarthy told a packed Capitol room.