Could Donald Trump become the next Speaker of the House? Possibly.
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz said during a news conference that he has brought the subject up with the former president before.
According to Newsmax:
“I have,” Gaetz said, Forbes reported. The congressman did not elaborate.
The speaker, second in line to the presidency, does not have to be a member of Congress, though every speaker in U.S. history has been.
Following Gaetz’s summer comment regarding Trump, Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., introduced a bill that would limit eligibility for the House speaker role to current House lawmakers.
Although Trump associates have said the former president has no interest in being speaker, the idea has picked up momentum among conservative lawmakers such as Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.
However, Trump hasn’t mentioned any interest in becoming House Speaker, he’s hinted at launching another presidential campaign.