Conservative political commentator Matt Schlapp told Newsmax’s John Bachman that there’s a possibility that former President Donald Trump could end up as the replacement for current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after the 2022 elections, according to Mediaite.
The American Conservative Union chairman explained that Republicans are making a play for both the House and the Senate, with many believing that gaining back the House is attainable.
For his part, the former president is traveling around the nation, stumping for strategic candidates that would help swing that majority back toward the right, and according to Schlapp, Republicans are considering a unique way to thank him.
The commentator was clear that while it’s not a well-solidified theory or even plan, there is at least talk that Republicans in the House could elect the former president as the speaker of the House, without him ever running as a Congressional candidate:
“There’s a lot of buzz out there,” said Schlapp, “that Donald Trump would even be potentially someone they’d crown as Speaker of the House if the Republicans get the majority back. I’m not saying that’s a live wire, but it’s an interesting conversation about Trump inserting himself in the fight for the Republicans to get back the majority.”
Schlapp is hopeful that the GOP will win the day in 2022, saying that there is a “high probability” the House will turn toward Republicans and said that Trump is a “big boost” for them.
“These rallies are going to have a tremendous injection of positive energy into our politics,” he said.
.@mschlapp: “There’s a lot of buzz out there that Donald Trump would even be potentially be…Speaker of the House if the Republicans get the majority back.” [with @JohnFBachman on Newsmax: https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO] pic.twitter.com/mhzrj1cQ3f
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 17, 2021
According to Mediaite’s analysis, the commentator is correct that it is constitutionally allowable that the speaker of the House could be someone outside of the ranks of the representatives there.
“The Constitution does not require the Speaker of the House to actually be ‘of the House,'” the publication reported. “There is no language that mandates that the Speaker be a current, or even former, member of the House of Representatives.”
While the concept of a Speaker Trump brought quite a bit of controversy, it’s just another reminder of the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that everyone in politics today seems to be resorting to in pursuit of their party’s cause.