Trump writes on his own social platform The Truth Social that it is now time for all Republicans in the House to rally behind McCarthy. “Republicans, don’t turn this great victory into a huge and shameful defeat.”
On Tuesday, party leader McCarthy had still not won a majority after three ballots, even though there are more Republicans in the House than Democrats. Normally the appointment of the party leader of the largest party is a formality, but now for the first time in a hundred years it has not succeeded.
Trump supporters in particular accuse McCarthy of not being tough enough on the Democrats. The sabotage of some party members also fuels fears that a small group of hardliners could block legislation in the future. Today, the House is trying again to find a speaker.