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Ever since the rise of the Tea Party movement in 2009, the Republican Party has been in an internal Civil War. The players have changed over the years. Today it is the RINOs versus Trump candidates.
RINOs are far from being endangered or extinct compared to actual rhinoceros. To name a few, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich are people who have endorsed Biden or are just as knee-deep in the swamp as any other Democrat.
Meanwhile, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, and a few others have been strong supporters of Trump. They are waiting for a future partner in Laura Loomer, who will face Dan Webster in Florida’s primary on August 23. to join them in the House.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., shared her thoughts on Friday about what qualifications she believes an ideal U.S. Speaker of the House should have when Republicans take back Congress.
“What I’m looking for is fearless leadership,” she said during a discussion onstage in Texas at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
She continued, “I’m looking for a speaker that’s not gonna be pushed around by the lobbyists and the corporate PACs because I don’t take their money.”
Greene also said that she would look for a speaker that is “going to think about those small business owners the same way they think about the corporate owners and the same way they think about the janitors, the truck drivers, and the factory workers.”
She added, “I want a speaker that’s going to put America first, all of your money first, our borders and our children’s future above everything. That’s the future Speaker of the House.”
Whoever has the majority of the House will choose the Speaker of the House. Therefore, the Speaker of the House will always be an incumbent member of the House and a part of the majority.
That has been the practice for years. However, it doesn’t have to be for long.
Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution states:
“No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty-five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.”
It should be noted that every person who has been elected as Speaker of the House was an incumbent member. However, it should also be noted that the Speaker of the House doesn’t have to be an incumbent member of the House. It is plausible and not against the rules for the House to vote for someone who is not an incumbent member of the House.
So let’s put people like Marjorie Taylor Greene to the test. If the GOP regains control of the House, then vote for the one person we all know to be an “America first” candidate. If people like Marjorie Taylor Greene truly have the stones they say they have, they would vote for Donald Trump as House Speaker.