Former President Donald Trump has mentioned running for the House of Representatives in the next midterm elections.
In an interview with conservative radio host Wayne Allyn Root, Mr. Trump was asked if he will run for the House of Representatives.
“Why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress, a House seat in Florida, win big, lead us to a dramatic landslide victory, taking the House by 50 seats, and then you become the speaker of the House? Rather than waiting until 2024, which I hope you do, why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress, a House seat in Florida, win big, lead us to a dramatic landslide victory, taking the House by 50 seats, and then you become the speaker Mr. Trump was questioned by Root.”
The concept was considered by the former president.
“It’s fascinating, to be sure. That’s fascinating,” Mr. Trump stated.
“And people have said, run for the Senate, okay, run for the Senate, but you know what? Your idea might be better. It’s very interesting.”
He was less interested on Monday.
“I think that’s exceedingly doubtful,” he told Fox Business, “but they do say that a lot.”
“You’ve probably heard that… well, there’s a whole theory behind it. That is something we will not discuss right now.”
Even if Mr. Trump is not elected to the chamber, it is possible, though unlikely, that he will be chosen as Speaker of the House.
In order to do so, the Republican Party would have to reclaim the House in next year’s midterm elections.
Mr. Trump’s former senior strategist Steve Bannon stated that getting Mr. Trump elected to Congress would be his first step in regaining control of the White House.
Mr. Bannon told a group of Massachusetts Republicans that his objective would be to get Mr. Trump elected Speaker of the House.
Mr. Trump would then try to impeach Joe Biden. Mr. Trump would be elevated to the presidency if Mr. Biden and his Vice President, Kamala Harris, were impeached.
A two-thirds vote in the Senate would be required for such a move, which is doubtful.
If Mr. Trump were to run for Congress, he would almost probably need to relocate in order to be successful.
His present residence at Mar-a-Lago, his own country club, is in a heavily Democratic district in Florida’s south.
His old address in Manhattan is in one of the most anti-Trump congressional districts in the country, according to 2020 election results.
If he runs for and wins a congressional seat, he will be the first former president to be elected to the House of Representatives after leaving office since John Quincy Adams.
After losing the presidential race in 1828, Mr. Adams stood for the House of Representatives and served for 17 years.