OAN Geraldyn Berry
UPDATED 3:28 PM PT – Thursday, January 5, 2023
GOP Representative Matt Gaetz has voted for Donald Trump as the next Speaker of the House.
On Capitol Hill Thursday, Gaetz (R-Fla.) voted for Trump in the seventh ballot in the election for House Speaker.
The Republican, an avid supporter of the 45th President, is one of 20 GOP lawmakers who have continued to split with the rest of the Republican Party and refuses to support House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in his bid to become Speaker.
The action was taken in response to a Wednesday night comment made by Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), a member of the anti-McCarthy group, that she could propose Trump for the position.
Republicans have been unable to reach a consensus as voting has entered its third day.
Trump has not commented on the vote by Gaetz, but he did acknowledge it on Truth Social.