On Saturday, during a Trump rally in Georgia, Gaetz revealed he would pursue an initiative that he first considered last year.
“There is no greater nation on Earth than the United States of America! There has never been, and there will never be, another Donald J. Trump! And if I might add, there isn’t a better member of Congress than Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Gaetz added.
“Nancy Pelosi should be fired, we should have a majority again, Joe Biden should be impeached, and Donald Trump should be Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives,” declared Gaetz as the crowd joined in.
During his remarks, Trump concentrated primarily on Joe Biden, remarking at one point, “We have a president who has no idea what he’s doing.”
Kevin McCarthy, the House’s Republican leader, has predicted that his party will take lots of seats in the fall.
“We will win the majority, and it won’t be a five-seat advantage,” McCarthy said. According to The Hill, he added, “It is going to be a sizable majority, but I cannot tell you how big yet.”
“I refer to it as a 50-year election,” McCarthy said. “It won’t happen like this in the House for a long time.”
Representative McHenry of North Carolina, a Republican, said the party must make the most of this chance.
“I believe right now that not being the Democrats is sufficient to win the election.”
“That does not make us worth anything as a governing majority, though. That doesn’t excite our supporters. It also doesn’t bring in people who are in the middle over to our side.”
The position of House Speaker has always been occupied by a member of the House of Representatives who has previously served in that chamber. However, according to a 2015 NBC News article, this is not always required.
The U.S. Constitution says, “The House of Representatives shall elect their Speaker and other officers,” according to NBC. It does not state that the House must select someone who is already a House member.
According to the official position of the current House Historian, accepted by the Clerk of the House, “the speaker has always been (but is not required to be) a member of the House.”