Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer announces bid for House Speaker position


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 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.