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Speaker Mulvaney? Dem Rep Encourages Him to Run

The OMB director pointed out that you do not have to be a member of the House to be elected speaker.

By NTK Staff | 04.11.2018 @12:56pm

Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) half-jokingly encouraged Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to throw his name in the hat for Speaker of the House at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

“Is it true that you intend to run for the Speaker of the House?” Capuano asked, to chuckles from Mulvaney.

“That’s interesting, because I don’t think you have to be a member to be [speaker],” Mulvaney said.

“You can be it!” the Democrat encouraged him, saying Mulvaney would make more money.

But Mulvaney denied the request. “I’ve got two jobs. That’s enough for me,” he said. “Would you vote for me?”

“Depends,” Capuano responded. “We could talk.”

Despite the two men’s banter, it’s highly doubtful that Mulvaney would leave his current position in the administration to pursue the speakership.

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