Tom Emmer has been “making calls” to secure a nomination for the speaker role, and it could be a boon for the crypto sector if he were to be voted in.
Crypto-friendly Republican Representative Tom Emmer is pursuing a nomination to become speaker of
the United States House of Representatives, with the 62-year-old receiving endorsement from multiple lawmakers.
Representative Patrick McHenry continues to oversee the position on an interim basis following a first
round of voting on Oct. 17. The Republican Party’s nominee for speaker, Jim Jordan,
failed to secure the votes to assume the role.
Emmer’s pursuit was initially highlighted on Oct. 20 by NBC News reporter Jake Sherman,
who stated in a post on X (formerly Twitter) that Emmer “has told members of the House Republican
Conference that he will seek the nomination for speaker.”
“The Minnesotan is currently the No. 3 House Republican.
He’ll immediately become the frontrunner in this race,” Sherman added.