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Sat Oct 21, 2023, 09:51 AM Oct 2023

Someone is watching the race for Speaker very closely. [View all]

Tom Emmer, a Congressman from Minnesota and the Majority Whip for the Republicans in the House, has thrown his hat into the ring to be the new Speaker. He may be the new front-runner.

There is only one problem with him.

Donald Trump has already expressed his opposition to Emmer. Why?

Emmer voted to certify Joe Biden as President.

The lines are drawn in the House.

It almost appears that the Republicans do not want a new Speaker? They are OK if the government shuts down.

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When the lunatics run the asylum.... COL Mustard Oct 2023 #1
The MAGA crew were hired to be in Congress specifically because they are. Most of the GOP elected in this Century were recruited Ford_Prefect Oct 2023 #47
True that, Ford_Prefect. thatcrowwoman Oct 2023 #57
Exactly Chi67 Oct 2023 #51
Democrats running for office need to hammer home this message in their campaign ads... ProudMNDemocrat Oct 2023 #2
The GOP has allowed itself to be owned and controlled by a traitor. dalton99a Oct 2023 #3
SPOT ON!! AZ8theist Oct 2023 #25
They are willing participants who wanted this kind of power play. They were never interested in anything else, like serving the nationor Ford_Prefect Oct 2023 #48
I'm thinking more and more... BigOleDummy Oct 2023 #4
Like the old Seinfeld episode, they are the party of nothing. Chainfire Oct 2023 #7
can Hakeem be voted in? azureblue Oct 2023 #16
It goes by the total number of republicans Tree Lady Oct 2023 #18
They would likely prevent a vote under those circumstances Zambero Oct 2023 #26
A majority of all congressmen is needed Dave says Oct 2023 #37
Republicans don't have to stay home or vote against another Republican. crickets Oct 2023 #45
Or if 10 (R)'s say present, the same can happen. n/t aggiesal Oct 2023 #50
I don't think that will ever happen... kentuck Oct 2023 #21
Two issues IbogaProject Oct 2023 #32
Majority is fifty percent plus one in the chamber. LiberalFighter Oct 2023 #46
Yes, the GOP doesn't want a functioning federal government. Irish_Dem Oct 2023 #58
Somehow IF the government shuts down it will be JoeB's fault. NoMoreRepugs Oct 2023 #5
Thanks, Obama JoseBalow Oct 2023 #42
Emmer is in favor of supporting Ukraine aid Walleye Oct 2023 #6
It seems their ultimate goal is to shut the government down. magicarpet Oct 2023 #8
Should the Democrats get behind Emmer if he gets enough Republican votes? kentuck Oct 2023 #9
Reps would stop the vote Johnny2X2X Oct 2023 #12
It would be ideal if they could supply more than half the votes needed... kentuck Oct 2023 #13
I like this idea Mz Pip Oct 2023 #15
I agree. Democrats could pull a surprise attack. kentuck Oct 2023 #19
no azureblue Oct 2023 #17
And what is the alternative?? kentuck Oct 2023 #20
take their party back and govern?...they haven't governed agingdem Oct 2023 #40
+1 CrispyQ Oct 2023 #22
thats the whole idear , no? continuation of 1/6/ . AllaN01Bear Oct 2023 #10
republicans are very comfortable with closing down the government liberal N proud Oct 2023 #11
I think they overplayed their hand AkFemDem Oct 2023 #34
Whoever the next Speaker is, IF it is a Republican House member DFW Oct 2023 #14
Exactly right. bucolic_frolic Oct 2023 #23
Donny is a Russian stooge ! bobby202 Oct 2023 #52
So if Emmer got close, the Dems Captain Zero Oct 2023 #24
The Orange Ruski moniss Oct 2023 #27
He will only get in if the dems can make a deal with him. Bev54 Oct 2023 #28
Trump World Warns House GOP Against Emmer for Majority Leader LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2023 #29
I think it hinges on whether the new Speaker is an election denier Arazi Oct 2023 #30
Correct Cosmocat Oct 2023 #54
The next attempted coup of government will a total inside job hadEnuf Oct 2023 #31
There's another hidden segment of Democrats not adverse to Emmer... Pluvious Oct 2023 #33
Ugh DJ Porkchop Oct 2023 #35
I don't think he is an "election denier" ?? kentuck Oct 2023 #36
He was right after the election DJ Porkchop Oct 2023 #38
I think that was the Electoral College vote of December 14th? kentuck Oct 2023 #39
Hey Donny Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2023 #41
While the world burns, the GOP have nailed themselves Roc2020 Oct 2023 #43
Pretty sure Jeffries is open to votes for Emmer. SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2023 #44
That is a fascinating prospect. Dems uniting to screw over Gaetz & Byron Donalds, it's Maru Kitteh Oct 2023 #49
If a scenario occurred Cosmocat Oct 2023 #55
and for that reason about I think they'll unite.United.. SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2023 #56
We all Chi67 Oct 2023 #53
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