I was truly surprised that Nancy Pelosi was able to retain her position as Speaker of the House after she has received so much hate from her own party.
She is one of the most divisive people that is in Congress, yet her cronies managed to help her hold onto her position. The reason is obviously because she has a stronghold on everyone there. Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is very much against Pelosi because she's not left enough, but even she voted for her.
But her time could be coming to an end soon. That reason is that it's still possible that President Trump may run for Congress, or he may help Republicans secure enough seats in the House to retake it in 2022.
But whether or not President Trump could emerge as the 55th speaker of the House raises a very interesting question: could it actually happen?
There were suggestions that the former president may try to seek a seat in Congress, representing Palm Beach, Florida, home to Mar-a-Lago. In an interview with Wayne Allyn Root, Trump argued that becoming speaker "might be better." He described the possibility as "very interesting."
The problem with that is former President Trump is registered to vote in the 21st Congressional District of Florida, currently held by Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla. The district favors Democrats by eight points. Frankel vanquished her GOP opponent, Laura Loomer, by 20 points.
But there’s nothing in the Constitution that says House members must reside in the districts they represent. Heading into 2022, Republicans are hoping to flip the seat currently held by moderate, Blue Dog Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. Murphy took a pass on challenging Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for his seat. Republicans would love to win the seat of retiring Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who is now running for governor.
Democrats are going to hold on to their control unless, and ONLY unless they fix all of the corruption problems within the election process. Without that, there is no hope.