Skip to comments.Liberals suggest Liz Cheney should be speaker of House but not everyone agrees
Posted on 11/12/2022 6:02:34 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27
Several political pundits on Twitter are fighting about whether ousted GOP Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney should earn votes to be the speaker of the House if Democrats maintain control of the lower chamber.
Jennifer Rubin, a Washington Post columnist, tweeted that she's sold on the idea of Cheney becoming House speaker.
"OK, I'm sold. Liz Cheney for Speaker," Rubin tweeted on Friday.
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Who sez Standup is over?
Liberals are into traitors without loyalty.
I nominate Liz for Tree Ornament.
How can you be Speaker if you’ve been ousted? Am I missing sumptin’?
SoH doesn’t have to be a Congressperson.
This is all about tweaking us, and not about bettering the
nation at all.
The NYTimes is just a bunch of leftist journalism students writing garbage stories. My brother-in-law believes everything the NY Times writes verbatim. What a fool.
WHY??? That makes no sense at all.
At least Lez would finally be with her own kind officially
She’d pick up some GOP Votes.
Not as far fetched as one might think. How many GOP Votes does she need?
Because some are out there.
I don’t know. I just read that it’s true.
Evidently you don’t have to be a member of the House to
I’ve heard this mentioned a number of times. I’m not the
guy to ask, but it seems there’s this reality.
Technically yes, but I doubt it. When you go through all the garbage you have to go through to become a member of the House, you aren’t just going to give the speaker’s job to an outsider, even if she’s a former rep herself.
I despise Cheney. It would however be an epic troll.
The House elects its speaker at the beginning of a new Congress (i.e. biennially, after a general election) or when a speaker dies, resigns or is removed from the position intra-term. Since 1839, the House has elected speakers by roll call vote. Traditionally, each party's caucus or conference selects a candidate for the speakership from among its senior leaders prior to the roll call. Representatives are not restricted to voting for the candidate nominated by their party, but generally do, as the outcome of the election effectively determines which party has the majority and consequently will organize the House. As the Constitution does not explicitly state that the speaker must be an incumbent member of the House, it is permissible for representatives to vote for someone who is not a member of the House at the time, and non-members have received a few votes in various speaker elections over the past several years. Every person elected speaker, however, has been a member.With the small Republican majority, the Democrats could join with the RINO caucus to elect Liz Cheney. They could immediately be rewarded.
Representatives who choose to vote for someone other than their party's nominated candidate usually vote for someone else in their party or vote "present". Anyone who votes for the other party's candidate would [USUALLY, BUT NOT NECESSARILY] face serious consequences, as was the case when Democrat James Traficant voted for Republican Dennis Hastert in 2001 (107th Congress). In response, the Democrats stripped him of his seniority and he lost all of his committee posts.
To be elected speaker, a candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast. If no candidate wins a majority, the roll call is repeated until a speaker is elected. Multiple roll calls have been necessary only 14 times (out of 126 speakership elections) since 1789; and not since 1923 (68th Congress), when a closely divided House needed nine ballots to elect Frederick H. Gillett speaker. Upon winning election the new speaker is immediately sworn in by the dean of the United States House of Representatives, the chamber's longest-serving member.
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