This might have been one of Rep. Matt Gaetz’s best moments of his political career. In a brief statement, a mere sentence, he torched the New Right’s enemies by saying just what the GOP needs to do if it’s gonna start fighting the culture war like the left fights it and playing for keeps. Watch him here:
Gaetz on fire… love to see it https://t.co/Xp4JufyTqW
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) March 27, 2022
As you can hear, Rep. Matt Gaetz, speaking during former President Trump’s amazing rally in Commerce, GA, tore into Nasty Nancy Pelosi, fired a warning salvo at Joe Biden, and put the GOP’s RINO “leaders” on notice that they’re about to be replaced by former President Trump, saying:
“Give us the ability to fire Nancy Pelosi, take back the majority, and impeach Joe Biden, and I’m going to nominate Donald Trump for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.”
“There is no greater country than America! There is no greater President than Donald J. Trump! And if you don’t mind me saying so, there is not a better member of Congress than Marjorie Taylor Greene!”
That first sentence should be the GOP’s playbook after it retakes power in 2022: it’s time to take the gloves off, toss them in the trash, and forget about ever putting them back on.
Instead of playing by the Queensbury Rules while the left goes scorched Earth, it’s time for the GOP to start fighting to win.
That means forgetting about all the usual pointless nonsense the GOP focuses on, namely corporate tax cuts and handing yet more money to defense contractors.
Rather, it should start actually fighting. It needs to do what Gaetz pledged to do and impeach Biden for utterly ignoring US immigration law, strike back at Nancy Pelosi (and all the other Democrats have been so crazy), and then put Trump in as Speaker of the House and let him unleash his inner Sulla.
Now, while some of that might sound a bit extreme, it’s worth remembering that the left has no such compunctions about acting in such a manner, and that’s probably why it’s winning. While Republicans whine about “principles,” the left is winning the culture war.
Further, the Trump as Speaker of the House idea isn’t a new one. It’s been floating around for a while. Forbes, for example, noted back in December that Trump and Gaetz were talking about the idea, saying:
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said Tuesday he’s spoken directly with former President Donald Trump about installing Trump as House Speaker if Republicans win control of the chamber in the midterms, reviving an idea he pushed over the summer that was largely dismissed by all but the most extreme-right fringes of the GOP.
Yet better, it’s actually possible: the Speaker of the House doesn’t need to be a member of the House, as reported by Wayne Dupree’s site:
As the Constitution does not explicitly state that the speaker must be an incumbent member of the House, it is permissible for representatives to vote for someone who is not a member of the House at the time, and non-members have received a few votes in various speaker elections over the past several years.
So, if Gaetz is able to rally support behind his idea, Trump could very well be the next Speaker of the House. I’m sure he’d have fun handling the Pelosi situation and Biden impeachment; at the very least it’d be amazing to watch.