Former House Speaker John Boehner walked the halls of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night and sparked a flurry of speculation he could again lead a Republican majority. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is working to get to the 218 votes he needs to secure the speakership. But finding the votes is proving difficult. It is not explicitly stated in the U.S. Consitution the Speaker must be a sitting member of the House, and so theories about who might become the next Speaker have been floated.
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O lord Jesus Christ please for the love of God have Boehner somehow get the speakership https://t.co/al092Hazti
— Nick 🇺🇸🇩🇪🇺🇦 (@LeopoldNick) November 30, 2022
If McCarthy really can’t get the votes and it goes to several ballots, I can think of one man capable of governing the House with a coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats pic.twitter.com/V1CWkXz5IK
— Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) November 30, 2022
Tan, rested, and ready. https://t.co/xWSZKlOnfr
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) December 1, 2022
An elegant speaker for a more merlot-soaked age… https://t.co/iyuMefzW1g
— Jonathan Nicholson (@JNicholsonInDC) December 1, 2022
One Last Job https://t.co/3El499qxdt
— Quinta Jurecic (@qjurecic) December 1, 2022