House Dems skittish after Trump comment, want to limit Speaker role to elected member

House Dems skittish after Trump comment, want to limit Speaker role to elected member
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[Ed. – He tasks them.]

Democratic Pennsylvania Rep. Brendan Boyle introduced a bill that aims to limit the position of the Speaker of the House only to elected House members.

Boyle introduced the bill Monday after former Republican President Donald Trump said the idea to be made the speaker was “so interesting,” according to The Hill.

“The Speaker of the U.S. House is second in the United States presidential line of succession. That Donald Trump’s name would even be tossed around as a potential speaker in the people’s house, should serve as an alarm bell that our current requirements need to be amended in the name of protecting our nation and our democracy,” Boyle said Monday.

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The United States Constitution does not specifically say the House Speaker has to be an elected House member.

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