By Donna Westfall – December 8, 2021
As things look right now, Nancy Pelosi will be out as Speaker of the House come 2022.
You’ve heard that should anything happen to President Biden, then Vice-President Harris, then the Speaker of the House is next in line as President. That’s 100% correct. That position is third in line.
Thanks to President Biden and his crippling inflation, high gas prices, high unemployment, disaster at the Southern border, bigger disaster with the Afghanistan withdrawal and not being able to control Covid while mandating vax for everyone; not many of us want to see three more years of Biden in the White House.
But, did you know that the Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of Congress?
It’s never happened before, but then we’ve never had a worse president than Biden before.
How long is the term for the Speaker of the House?
The House elects a new speaker by roll call vote when it first convenes after a general election for its two-year term, or when a speaker dies, resigns or is removed from the position intra-term. A majority of votes cast (as opposed to a majority of the full membership of the House) is necessary to elect a speaker.
Here’s where Trump comes in.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, (R-Fla) spoke with former President Trump during his Save America summer rally about being Speaker of the House. Recent rumblings in the news indicate that once Pelosi is on her way out, Gaetz is going to nominate Trump. Whether or not Trump would accept the nomination, nothing has been confirmed. But it is one step closer to having him closer to the White House should it actually come to pass.