I thought the speaker had to be a sitting member of the House.
posted on 12/05/2012 9:35:29 AM PST
Article I, Section 2 (in part):
The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
Nothing about being a sitting member there at all. They could choose Bruce Springsteen, if they wanted to.
posted on 12/05/2012 9:40:50 AM PST
(Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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