Citing concerns about unity and logistics, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows told Hannity on Friday that he believes the President should run for Speaker of the House if Republicans win back the majority in November.
“If we win the House, my recommendation to the President would be that he should run as Speaker. But he understands the needs of the Congress. And I think because of his commitment to doing the best that he can for the country and his desire to keep the House, he would be a logical choice,” Meadows said.
President Trump has long championed Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) leadership bid. “He’s been so supportive of the effort,” Meadows said of Trump at a rally earlier this month.
Meadows also praised the President’s legislative accomplishments.
“I think if I had to put this to the president, [I would say] the year is going to be decided for me on an infrastructure bill. Maybe it’s healthcare. Maybe it’s the tax cuts,” Meadows told Hannity.
Meadows said he hopes Republicans can keep control of the House if they compete to add seats, assuming that House Speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t get back into Congress.
“I’d like to see us stay in the majority. I think there is momentum behind a lot of the things that we’re doing right now,” Meadows said.
“A lot of places we have looked at that Republicans aren’t performing as well as they need to in favor of taking our party back. We have got to do better.”
Meadows also said he’s hopeful that President Trump can find a “common ground” with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). In recent days, Warren has criticized Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon for questioning her nationality.
“I hope we can find a common ground with her that we can move forward,” Meadows said.