Representative Tom Emmer has officially announced his intention to run for the position of speaker of the House after Rep. Kevin McCarthy was oust of the position earlier this month.
On Saturday morning, Emmer took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to announce that he will running for the position to “bring our conference together and get back to work.”
He added,, “Our conference remains at a crossroads and the deck is stacked against us. We have no choice but to fight like hell to hold on to our House Majority and deliver on our conservative agenda.”
The American people elected us to deliver on a conservative agenda that secures our border, stops reckless spending, and holds Joe Biden accountable.
We cannot afford to fail them.
I'm running for Speaker of the House to bring our conference together and get back to work. pic.twitter.com/kVFmlQ70PS
— Tom Emmer (@GOPMajorityWhip) October 21, 2023
The leadership vacuum in the House has snatched the capability of the Congress to function. Earlier, the nomination of both Rep. Steve Scalise and Rep. Jim Jordan was brought down by the different factions of the House caucus.
Earlier, Emmer had stated that he would rather go for the position of House Majority Leader, rather than Speakership. He is currently on number three spot in House leadership as majority whip.