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Now it’s been about six months. I went to go back and look and I didn’t have time. The first time I brought this up. The Speaker of the US House does not have to be a House member. It can be anyone. And it’s been talked about in the past. There were times where people talked about bringing this person or that person in. The most recent one was when the Republicans were struggling to figure out something that some were talking about, Could Gingrich come back? And since he’s not a member of the US House, it was clear he could.
I mean, anyway, in the Constitution, there is a requirement that the leader of the Senate be a Senator. It’s silent on the Speaker of the House. And so that’s read to mean it could be somebody else. It could be somebody who’s not in the House. And my argument about Speaker Trump was a he wouldn’t have to run a national election, and he would be in very powerful position. Remember, the Speaker of the House is really the strongest single position in terms of its body. The President is bigger because he’s the President of the United States and the executive branch and the military. But in terms of absolute power, once you’re elected Speaker, you control everything what goes to the floor of the House, what bills are filed and proceeded on all that stuff. And it’s a big deal.
And one of the things I explain to people is you have no power if you’re in the minority period. If you are the minority in the House, Speaker Pelosi doesn’t care what you do. Witness in the last 24 hours that they put a motion on the floor to censure Paul Gosar about a video or a meme or a cartoon that one of his staff posted. That could have been called satire. Could have been called a bad joke, could have been called mean spirited. I don’t know. But they’re spending floor time and they’re crying about it. And they’re censuring a 60 year old man calling him down to the well of the House to read a motion of censure and sort of slap him on the hand, slap him on the knuckles figuratively in front of the world. Silly, right.
But totally controlled by Pelosi. And earlier on Thursday, Kevin McCarthy, who desperately wants to be the next Speaker, if he can hold on to being the leader of his caucus, he said as soon as I’m Speaker, if I’m Speaker, we’ll give back Gosar his committees, because that’s what Pelosi did. Also, she stripped Congressman Gosar of his committees.
Now, my point here is to underscore when you’re the Speaker of the House, you’re in charge. Here’s the things you’re in charge of. I mean, 100% totally in charge. Watch this. Be careful. Listen.
You’re in charge of the capitol, police, the capital grounds, all the office space in the capitol.You could pull somebody’s office. If you’re a Speaker, you could pull their parking spot. You have control of the physical plant.
You have control over the agenda that goes to the floor of the US House. And all spending bills have to come through the House. That’s in the Constitution. So you may not be able to confirm ambassadors that’s in the US Senate, you may not be able to confirm judges that’s in the US Senate.
You do get a chance, by the way, to confirm a nominee for vice President. If as many people surmise, Joe Biden may decide to retire, or worse, Kamala Harris as President, would have to nominate her VP.
This happened. By the way, it happened to Nixon, who nominated Ford, who because he was former Speaker of the House, was honor among thieves and was put through, became VP. He became President, never won a race himself became President because Nixon resigned. And then Ford had to nominate Rockefeller.
Well, right now, the Democrats control both houses so you can expect they would get someone probably a member. But it would be a battle, especially in the Senate. And when the Republicans win, if they win in 2022, they would be able to block that.
So my point here is six months ago, we started talking about what would it be like if the Republicans won the House and the serious power, the messaging power, the dominant power of the Speaker of the House, who is third in line, the President, the vice President, and then the Speaker of the House. If that position was filled by Trump.
And Trump said, we’re going to build the wall. And he said, I’m not going to file a bill, a budget bill, an extension of the debt ceiling, anything unless you build the wall.
I’m not going to have any bill without the Hyde amendment and a defund Planned Parenthood amendment, and I’m just going to not going to allow it. I’m going to not allow any bill to pass until we get a bill that puts the clamps on China, killing our kids with Fentanyl. Okay, you get the point.
If Donald Trump was Speaker, he would have the bully pulpit of the Speaker, and he would have the absolute power. He would have the power of that Chamber, just that Chamber. It’s only one, right? The Senate can say we’re not doing it anyway. In some ways, it may be too frustrating for Trump, who’s used to being an executive. But my goodness, it would be a dominant position.
And so three weeks ago on this program, we had Mark Meadows, the former congressman from South Carolina who served as chief of staff to President Trump. And I asked Mark Meadows, what about Trump serving as Speaker? He said, I kind of like the idea. I said to Meadows, maybe you could be Speaker.
Well, Mark Meadows in the last 48 hours. Of course, he’s pushing his book. I had him on talking about his book and he was on I think, Congressman Matt Gaetz podcast. And he was talking. He said, yeah, maybe Trump will be Speaker. And then he later went on Bannon’s podcast. And he said that and Bannon said Trump should be Speaker for 100 days, set the agenda, then retire and run for President.
And here’s the thing. I think I’m the first one that was talking about Trump being a Speaker six months ago, eight months ago. And now people are I talked about it six or eight months ago, around the same time, I did hear Congressman Gaetz, Matt Gaetz from Florida, say he would vote for Trump. So it’s catching on.
But my point is focus on it. It’s delicious. It’s delicious. Because again, I looked back at a history of Tip O’Neill. Tip O’Neill was Speaker of the House during the Reagan years. He was a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Tip O’Neill was, I think he was on Speaker for five years, maybe six. And he was considered one of the classic, sort of the last of the old Guard. He’d worked his way up. He’d been in office for a long time. He got along with everybody, including Republicans. There hadn’t been a Republican majority. They were in minorities in the House for decades, 50 years, almost until Gingrich won. So O’Neill just had to manage his caucus. But he got along with everybody.
And most of the Republicans had sort of Stockholm syndrome. They were just so beaten down they would go along with stuff. And Tip O’Neill he got along okay with Reagan, mostly because Reagan would deal and his staff would deal. But here’s the thing, Tip O’Neill. In his biography. It wasn’t an autobiography, but his biography. There were great lengths of a chapter or two on Tip O’Neill as Speaker, deciding that because his position was so central in the American Constitution and the power that he had, he was going to play a major role in foreign affairs. He wasn’t embarrassed about it, he said, I’m going to play it. It was mostly Latin America where Tip O’Neill was a lefty and wanted to help the Communist, actually.And Reagan, of course, was fighting the Communist and proclaiming the Monroe Doctrine and all that stuff.
But my point here is anyone who says the tradition. The Speaker is supposed to stick to her knitting or stick to his knitting and just do this or that they don’t know what they’re talking about historically.
And so imagine Trump’s agenda.
He could impeach Biden. He could set up a select committee, just like Pelosi did a select committee on election integrity. He could set up a select committee on fraudulent intelligence officers who go to work for NBC, ABC or William and Mary. That’s Brennan Clapper and Comey all these kinds of things. He could do all this.
He could take on China.
Here’s one. Are you ready for this one? As Speaker of the House, you get to pick the chaplain. As Speaker of the House. You get to pick the person who opens with the Pledge of Allegiance. How about this? How about we get a serious Judeo-Christian prayer every day in the House and get one written, a specific new one, written a new prayer that celebrates America’s exceptionalism. It’s founding. It’s goodness. And have that read every single day in the House Chamber as they open up and then have a five minute lecture, a professional lecture by whomever. And it could be read by somebody. It could be researched by the Speaker’s office on America’s exceptionalism. It’s greatness highlighting a great American, a great tradition, a founder and teach the people, publish them. I’ll tell you what made me think of this.
A while ago, I noticed someone told me, referred me to a book that John Paul II authored called Theology of the Body. And I had always thought it was a book. I read it. It was a textbook. I mean, a textbook. It was a book. It actually was a compilation of his weekly addresses over a multi year period where he gave a 15 minutes address every Wednesday, and it was compiled.
So the US House, under a Pro America Speaker, could do that kind of thing. My point is, the possibilities are endless. Build the wall. I told you that earlier. We’re not going to put any bill on the floor until we build the wall, fund building the wall. We’re not going to fall for the tricks and say, oh, I’m a prolife President. Excuse me. A prolife Speaker like Paul Ryan was and do nothing on prolife? No, we want to see.I don’t want you to ban Roe v. Wade. I don’t think it’s possible right now. I think the courts have to do some things to reverse bad decisions. But you know what the next Speaker could do? It could say every bill will have the Hyde Amendment on it, which means no tax dollars for abortion. Every bill will have a supercharged Hyde amendment that will defund Planned Parenthood.
My point is, can you imagine the bully pulpit with a President Trump coming in and becoming Speaker Trump?
Plus, imagine the gavel handoff that’s traditional from the outgoing Speaker Pelosi to the incoming Speaker Trump, are you kidding me?
By the way, the cable news network should want this more than anybody, because can you imagine the coverage and the excitement of it?
It would be wild. t would be wild.
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