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Former President Donald Trump is wading into the drama on Capitol Hill with a potential appearance at the candidate forum for the race for House speaker on Tuesday. 

Trump is expected to pay a visit to Washington in between a campaign stop Monday in New Hampshire and a campaign event in Palm Beach, Fla. on Wednesday, according to multiple news outlets. 

The former president has not ruled out pitching himself for the top job in the House. He posted a meme of himself sitting in the speaker’s chair while holding a giant gavel on Wednesday after a number of his allies in the House put his name forth for the job. 

The GOP conference, currently lead by interim Speaker Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., has to agree to allow Trump to attend. 

If Trump decides to back a candidate in the race it could be a boon for firebrand Rep. Jim Jordan  – a close ally who has led the fight against so-called ‘weaponization’ of the Justice Department against Trump from the House.

Mr Speaker?  Former President Trump posted an image of himself presiding over the House Chamber – after several House Republicans floated his name for Speaker

Jordan is running for the job against Number Two Republican Steve Scalise, Majority Leader, after Kevin McCarthy was ousted from the job on Monday.  

But others could float Trump for the speakership as it’s not required that the speaker is a member of the House.

‘If Trump becomes Speaker of the House, the House chamber will be like a Trump rally everyday!!’ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wrote on X. ‘It would be the House of MAGA!!!’

According to House GOP conference rules, no one who has been indicted for a felony can serve in leadership. Trump has been indicted four times. However there is a chance Trump could try to be speaker but not a member of the House GOP conference. It’s nearly impossible he would ever actually be elected speaker and he has said he is focused on the presidential race. 

Trump’s post came hours after Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Kevin McCarthy ally, slammed the gavel while sending the house into recess minutes after McCarthy was ousted

Rep. Jim Jordan, left, is running against Majority Leader Steve Scalise, right, and each have around 10 early endorsements in the race

House members have been sent home to ‘cool off’ until Tuesday, when they will come back for a contentious debate over who should lead lower chamber Republicans and how easy it should be to kick them out of that job again. 

Whoever gets the job will be tasked with presiding over a four-vote majority in a conference where a succession of leaders have departed on difficult terms. 

McCarthy was ousted in a historic vote on a motion to vacate brought forth by GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, Fla. 

Gaetz is a Trump loyalist who said he spoke to Trump by phone during McCarthy’s final days and suggested Trump backed his efforts. But Trump also made a social media post where he asked why Republicans were fighting each other instead of President Biden, which seemed to urge them to knock it off. 

‘Why is it that Republicans are always fighting among themselves, why aren’t they fighting the Radical Left Democrats who are destroying our Country?’ Trump posted.

Eight Republicans sided with all Democrats to push out their leader – making McCarthy the shortest-lived speaker in 140 years and the first one ever to be pushed out in the middle of his term. 

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