Last Updated on November 12, 2022
National File has exclusively obtained a memorandum being circulated among members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) that considers alternatives to Kevin McCarthy after the Republican Party’s much anticipated red wave at the 2022 midterm elections fizzled into a pink trickle, potentially leaving Republicans with a single digit advantage over Pelosi’s Democrats.
- The “Speaker Trump” HFC memo is a bold expression of NO-CONFIDENCE in Kevin McCarthy just days after his disastrous performance at the midterm elections.
- The Trump memorandum sets forth a plan to elect President Donald J. Trump as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- Importantly, the document clearly articulates the legal and constitutional authority that the House MAY CHOOSE a non-member as House Speaker.
- The memo derides McCarthy for his refusal to move forward with impeachment of Joe Biden.
- The HFC memo sets forth a plan to return the House of Representatives to “regular order.”
- The memo pushes for a commitment from GOP leaders to include the “Motion to Vacate the Chair” in the next rules package.
The memorandum also addresses the failure of GOP leadership to deliver on five key issues important to the American public during the current congressional session:
- Chinese infiltration into U.S. government, commerce, industry and defense.
- The utter lack of serious investigations into the Nov. 3, 2020 election operation.
- The pervasive infringement of our First Amendment rights to free speech.
- The hesitance to launch a Nuremburg 2.0 style military tribunal to hold those accountable for the millions of deaths during Covid-19 and in the aftermath, with the Pfizer fallout and Moderna Mutilation.
- Congress’s refusal to investigate the truth behind Jan 6 deaths, and the treatment of J-6 political prisoners.
Addressed to the House GOP Conference, the memo blasts McCarthy for openly stating that he does not plan to impeach Joe Biden during the next congressional session.
Another main sticking point the memo highlights is the inclusion of the “motion to vacate the chair,” which was recently removed by Nancy Pelosi, after being in place for decades.
The “motion to vacate” rule formerly served as a check on the Speaker by his conference, in that it required the Speaker to enjoy serving at the pleasure of his conference, given that the motion to remove the Speaker could be brought to the floor by a single member of Congress.
McCarthy is also being called to the carpet over his apparent unwillingness to commit to returning the House to what is known as “regular order,” which refers to a more ground-up, inclusive legislative process, characterized by a more grassroots approach typical of the “people’s house.”
In recent years, Republican and Democrat legislative leaders have held the legislative process tightly, refusing to include members who are not in leadership.
Kevin McCarthy has demonstrated an unwillingness to proceed with the impeachment of President Joe Biden, has refused to stipulate to a return to ‘regular order’, and has shown hesitance to include the Motion to Vacate the Chair in the new Rules Package, in addition to many other failures of leadership.
You can read the memorandum here, or below.HFC-Memo-FINAL
Notably, prominent members of the House Freedom Caucus like Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene have called for the U.S. House to select Donald Trump as House Speaker.
The U.S. Sun also reports here:
What’s more, Marjorie Taylor Greene also publicly expressed strong support for Trump in his anticipated run for the White House in 2024.
Rep. Matt Gaetz is relentlessly lobbying Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan to consider running for House speaker, calling him a “star player” in the Republican conference.
Mr. Gaetz said he and Mr. Jordan speak frequently, and he would seek to persuade him to run against House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy of California, whom Mr. Gaetz accused of putting forth “unhelpful” and “unserious” ideas.
Conservative Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs has also suggested that there should be a more in-depth public debate about who should serve as House Speaker.
Speaking to the potential of electing McCarthy as speaker, Biggs told Fox News, “I would say maybe not so fast.”
House Freedom Caucus member Bob Good also stated there will be a challenge to McCarthy in an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s show on Fox News.
Liz Cheney has even expressed her fear at the potential Trump Speakership.
Liberals have also put forward the possibility of Liz Cheney as a potentially acceptable candidate for Speaker, as Fox News reports.
The House Republican conference is reported to be voting by secret ballot on their choices for House GOP leadership ahead of the official vote in January.