A lot of things have begun happening very rapidly now that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) managed to kick Kevin McCarthy out of the House Speakership. McCarthy’s removal, which happened against all odds, has opened up a pathway that could potentially put Donald J. Trump back in the White House this year.
We can’t call this a conspiracy theory, since many of the elements are already in place. Maybe it’s a little bit of wishful thinking, but could you imagine having Trump back in the White House in a month or so, and then running for reelection as the incumbent in 2024?
Matt Gaetz didn’t say anything about this while his fight against McCarthy was happening, but now he has hinted that he actually had Donald Trump’s blessing to return McCarthy like a badly used rental car.
“I have spoken to President Trump over the last several days,” Gaetz said to reporters late Tuesday. “I would say that my conversations with the former president leave me with great confidence that I’m doing the right thing.”
So, that was big. Next comes the battle to replace Kevin McCarthy and fill the vacant Speaker’s chair.
Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) has nominated President Trump to become the next Speaker of the House. You don’t have to be a Representative in the House in order to be Speaker, under the rules in the Constitution. Anyone can be Speaker as long as a majority of Representatives votes for them.
Last year after Republicans won the majority of the House back, this idea was floated but Trump rejected it. McCarthy became Speaker only after making major promises to the MAGA caucus in the House, after multiple votes. Trump didn’t like the idea last year, but now he’s been indicted four times. Maybe the idea is much more appealing to him now?
Trump said, the day after McCarthy was booted, that he’s open to the idea now! He told reporters on Wednesday, “All I can say is we’ll do whatever’s best for the country and for the Republican Party. A lot of people have asked me about it… My focus is totally on [the election]. If I can help them during the process, I would do it.”
If Donald Trump were Speaker, it would give him the opportunity to steer the Republican caucus to do some actual good for the American people, instead of just futzing around like they have been doing for the last nine months under McCarthy. House Republicans couldn’t just hold silly hearings into special prosecutor Jack Smith then. They’d have to follow through and defund his office under Trump’s leadership.
How does this put Donald Trump back in the White House this year?
First of all, Joe Biden is totally shot. He’s done. His decline is happening so rapidly that they’re giving him physical therapy to try to teach him to not fall down anymore. Juicing him full of barbiturates to control the dementia is no longer working. He can’t give a speech or make any public remarks without it turning into a total Schiff show. He could go at any time—slip on a banana peel, or whatever.
If that were to happen, it makes the vice president next in line for the White House. The problem with that is that Kamala Harris is an anchor baby and therefore ineligible to serve as president. You have to be a natural-born citizen for that, and she’s not. Her dad was a Haitian and her mom was an Indian, and neither one was a US citizen when they met at Berkeley and had Kamala.
As I’ve pointed out many times in the past, there is no law that authorizes America’s crazy anchor baby policy. Congress never passed a law legitimizing it. No president issued an executive order. The anchor baby policy under which the babies born to foreign nationals on US soil are somehow automatically US citizens comes from a footnote in a 1983 Supreme Court case. A liberal justice mused in that footnote—which has no power of law, by the way—that there’s no way to tell the difference between an illegal alien and a natural-born citizen.
That’s where the anchor baby policy comes from. It’s insane that this policy has continued for the past 40 years. And the 14th Amendment, which is the other argument that liberals claim authorizes the anchor baby policy, was about preventing Democrats from deporting the children of freed slaves back to Africa. It had nothing to do with children born to foreign nationals.
If Kamala Harris were about to ascend to the White House, and someone like, say, Judicial Watch (hint, hint) were to challenge her eligibility, it would go straight to the Supreme Court. Do you like the odds of a 6-3 conservative-majority court finally ending the anchor baby policy once and for all? I’ll take those odds!
So, if fate intervenes in the Joe Biden situation, and Kamala Harris gets bumped for being ineligible, guess who’s third in line for the presidency? That would be House Speaker Donald J. Trump.
A lot of dominoes would have to fall into place for that to happen. It seems highly unlikely. Then again, on Tuesday morning, most of us didn’t believe that Kevin McCarthy would be booted from the Speaker’s office. Miracles do happen.