There is increasing speculation in Washington, D.C., that former President Donald Trump may be planning to play a major role in the upcoming 2022 congressional midterm elections, with a potential payoff that would greatly impact the future of President Biden's term in office.
If Trump is successful in helping the Republican Party gain back a majority in the House, something that is likely given the GOP's shockingly strong performance in the 2020 election cycle, a new Republican majority in the House could install Trump as Speaker of the House.
Though Trump would not be an elected representative himself, House rules allow for the majority to select someone from the outside to serve in the position. Ed Martin, who serves as president of the conservative group Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, said his group is the latest to join such an effort.
"I'm serious. We need the Trump voters," Martin told the Washington Examiner. "With the possibility of having Donald Trump as speaker, conservative voter turnout would be through the roof nationwide."