(TargetLiberty.org) – Former President Donald Trump isn’t campaigning to replace Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House of Representatives. He hasn’t suggested himself for the job. His official spokesman has said he has “zero interest” in being Speaker. Nevertheless, it appears a Democrat lawmaker is worried enough that he’s pushing a bill to change House rules.
House Democrat Introduces Bill to Prevent Donald Trump From Becoming Speaker https://t.co/cbYp4U3IXC
— HillReporter.com (@HillReporter) July 20, 2021
On July 19, Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA) introduced a bill to change the eligibility rules for the position of House Speaker so only currently serving representatives can hold the position. Right now, there’s nothing in the Constitution that says the Speaker has to be an elected member of the House. That isn’t unusual. There’s no rule saying the speaker of the British parliament has to be an MP, for example, because it’s never looked like such a rule was needed – who else is parliament going to elect to the job?
Now, however, it looks like Democrats are panicking about the prospect of Trump running for the Speaker’s chair. This goes back to February, when former Trump adviser Steve Bannon suggested the former president could do the job. A handful of other Republicans have promoted the idea, but when Trump was asked about it, he was politely non-committal. Later, of course, spokesman Jason Miller confirmed that he’s not interested in it. So Democrats have no reason to be worried, right?
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