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Trump blasts Emmer as ‘globalist RINO,’ warns Republicans it would be ‘tragic mistake’ to elect him speaker

Former President Trump on Tuesday blasted House Majority Leader Tom Emmer as a “globalist RINO,” warning that electing him speaker of the House “would be a tragic mistake.” 

Emmer won the Republican nomination to be the next speaker of the House on Tuesday. Emmer is the third nominee since the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy earlier this month.

Since then, House Republicans tried to elect Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., and Jordan, but neither were able to secure votes on the House floor, facing significant Republican opposition.

House Republicans also sought to empower Speaker Pro-tempore Patrick McHenry last week, but the effort also failed. 

This is the second-longest period the House has ever gone without a speaker. It lacked a speaker for two months in late 1855 and early 1856.

Brooke Singman is a Fox News Digital politics reporter. You can reach her at Brooke.Singman@Fox.com or @BrookeSingman on Twitter.

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