Former President Donald Trump said Thursday he would temporarily serve as the Speaker of the House until lawmakers vote for a permanent presiding officer.
“I have been asked to speak as a unifier because I have so many friends in Congress,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “If they don’t get the vote, they have asked me if I would consider taking the speakership until they get somebody longer-term, because I am running for president.”
“They have asked me if I would take it for a short period of time for the party, until they come to a conclusion—I’m not doing it because I want to—I will do it if necessary, should they not be able to make their decision,” Trump said.
Trump is reportedly debating whether to travel to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., next week to see if he can unite the Republican caucus as they prepare to nominate a new Speaker of the House.