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Deal With Democrats for House Speaker in Play as Trump Takes Down Emmer

•, By Mish

Trump Helps Kill Emmer's Speaker Bid

Politico reports Trump Helps Kill Emmer's Speaker Bid

Hours after the Minnesota Republican secured the House GOP's speakership nod, the former president and his allies began calling GOP lawmakers on Tuesday afternoon to vent about his dislike for Emmer, according to two Republicans with knowledge of the calls.

Those moves followed a public post from on Truth Social in which Trump called the No. 3 House GOP lawmaker "totally out-of-touch with Republican Voters," adding that House Republicans would be making "a tragic mistake" by picking him as speaker. It didn't take long after that for Emmer to drop out of the race.

Mike Johnson on Deck as Infighting Continues

Reuters reports US House Republicans Eye Mike Johnson for Speaker as Infighting Continues.

-Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives tried again to pick a leader on Tuesday after Representative Tom Emmer became the latest hopeful to fall victim to party infighting that has paralyzed Congress for over three weeks.

Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana emerged as the leading candidate with 85 votes after a closed-door evening vote, lawmakers said, though it was not clear whether he would be able to overcome divisions that tripped up Emmer and two other candidates who had previously won the party's nomination.