As the House of Representatives went into their seventh vote for Speaker. In the first vote of the day, Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida, voted for Donald John Trump. After the party went over the four-vote limit against McCarthy, a clear opponent to McCarthy – Gaetz cast his vote for President Trump. Gaetz has been quite outspoken when it comes to Trump’s support of McCarthy for the speakership, and McCarthy in general. Recently Gaetz commented on McCarthy “squatting” in the Speakers office and that Trump’s support of McCarthy being “sad.”
As can be seen on Gaetz’s Twitter, he tweeted, “My vote for Speaker of the House today? Donald John Trump.”
According to BetOnline.com, a company that operates a website offering a range of online gambling services, including sports betting, casino games, poker, as well as political betting/odds, has Trump, who is of course not a member of the house, coming in at 33-1.
Only a handful of other potential Speakers have better odds than Donald Trump of becoming the next Speaker of the House. This list includes Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, who are both tied at 5-4 odds, Elise Stefanik at 10-1 odds, and Jim Jordan and Hakeen Jeffries, who are both tied at 20-1 odds.
Nancy Pelosi comes in at 150-1 odds.
Donald Trump has only received one vote so far, however the “Never Kevin” caucus of roughly 20 Republicans has put up a large roadblock in the way of Kevin McCarthy, as he makes his ninth attempt since Tuesday to step into the role of Speaker of the House.