Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fact of the Day: Speakers of the House

House members can technically vote for almost whoever they want to be Speaker of the House in the United States. Which means that a Speaker of the House can be elected without being a member of the House of Representatives. Despite the "loophole", no Speaker of the House so far has be elected this way.  

11 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

I wouldn't like to touch the hand of a murderer.

Christine said...

Interesting

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Thanks for your information.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's quite a loophole! In the British parliamentary tradition, the Speaker of the House of Commons must be a member of parliament.

Sandra said...

I LOVE Pelosi.

Susan Kane said...

Me? Not so much.

RO said...

That's pretty interesting! Hugs...

Martha said...

That's really interesting.

Huggybear said...

Can't you refrain from showing photos of TURNIP TOP who now can't recall Julian Assange and Wikileaks!!!
Add that to not knowing where his father was born and BINGO you have besides a golf cheat an absolute abhorrent rat bag!
Colin

Fundy Blue said...

You never mince words! LOL!

Fundy Blue said...

I like watching Pelosi use her "gravel." LOL