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Former Democratic Georgia state lawmaker Vernon Jones, who is currently running for a U.S. House seat as a Republican, revealed in a Twitter post what he plans to do first thing if he is elected.
“On Day One in Congress, I’ll file Articles of Impeachment against both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for the betrayal of public trust,” he wrote, adding this shocker: “Then I’ll cast my vote for President Trump to be Speaker and invite my colleagues to join me.
“It’s time to throw out the old playbook,” Jones, a staunch ally of the former president, said without further elaboration.
On Day One in Congress, I’ll file Articles of Impeachment against both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for betrayal of public trust.
Then I’ll cast my vote for President Trump to be Speaker and invite my colleagues to join me. It’s time to throw out the old playbook.
— Vernon Jones For Congress (@RepVernonJones) February 10, 2022
Earlier, Jones posted a video clip of Trump endorsing him.
“I’m proud to have President Trump’s endorsement, confidence and support as I seek to represent the people of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. America First movement is alive and well! The squad better get ready!” Jones wrote.
I’m proud to have President Trump’s endorsement, confidence and support as I seek to represent the people of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. America First movement is alive and well! The squad better get ready! pic.twitter.com/lNXeC6Uucr
— Vernon Jones For Congress (@RepVernonJones) February 9, 2022
Trump said: “When it comes to Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, I have only one choice: And the man’s name is Vernon Jones, a very special person. He’s an America First fighter who will never back down to either the establishment or the radical left. Few fought harder for election integrity in 2020 than Vernon, and he’s a big supporter of a very good man running for governor, David Perdue.
“He has my complete and total endorsement. Vernon will not let you down. Let’s send a true patriot to Congress,” Trump added.
As for making the former president House Speaker, Jones is not the first to float the idea.
In November, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows put forth the idea and suggested that “people would go crazy” if the 45th president took the Speaker’s gavel (according to the Constitution, the House Speaker does not have to be an elected member of Congress).
Appearing on Steve Bannon’s podcast The War Room, Meadows suggested that if Republicans win control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections, they should install Trump as Speaker.
“I would love to see the gavel go from Nancy Pelosi to Donald Trump, talk about melting down, people would go crazy,” Meadows said.
Trump's former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows floats the bizarre idea that Trump should be Speaker of the House to own the libs:
"You talk about melting down…people would go crazy!" pic.twitter.com/bT1XEs2EqK
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) November 18, 2021
And before Meadows made the suggestion, Bannon did — several months earlier.
While speaking to a group of Boston Republicans, Bannon said Trump will come roaring back to solidify his place as the leader of the Republican Party.
“Going forward, we can transform the Republican Party into more of a MAGA movement … just immerse the (Make America Great Again) movement with the Republican Party, and we’re going to have massive victories in the future,” Bannon said.
During his talk to the West Roxbury Ward 20 Republican Committee, the former chief White House strategist even floated the idea of Trump becoming a member of the Congress, becoming Speaker of the House in 2022, and then impeaching Biden.
“Trump is a disruptor, but he has a long-term vision because I absolutely believe in the marrow of my bones that he will be our nominee in 2024,” Bannon noted during his speech. “He’ll come back to us. We’ll have a sweeping victory in 2022, and he’ll lead us in 2024.”
“We totally get rid of Nancy Pelosi, and the first act of President Trump as speaker will be to impeach Joe Biden for his illegitimate activities of stealing the presidency,” Bannon added.
He also told the crowd that they “need to confront this radical Biden administration every day.”
Politics should no longer be thought of as Republicans versus Democrats, he declared.
“It’s between populists, nationalists, traditionalists versus these kinds of globalists, elites, secular radicals,” Bannon said, adding, “This is what I think the future of this movement is… We’re going to have a big aspect of disaffected Democrats that start to come over.”