The Speaker of the House has yet to be chosen after three days and eleven rounds of voting.

So, how long can this go on?

“That’s a great question, and I think one that many in Washington, D.C., are contemplating, us, people on the Hill, staff members of members themselves. But the short answer is it can go on for as long as it takes,” Ryan Walker, vice president of government relations for Heritage Action, the grassroots arm of The Heritage Foundation, says. (The Daily Signal is Heritage’s news outlet.)

“Now, we don’t have much history or immediate history with this process because the last time that this happened was nearly 100 years ago, so it’s relatively new, but I think this is how the system was designed,” Walker says.

Walker joins The Daily Signal Podcast to further discuss the speaker of the House race, his thoughts on Rep. Matt Gaetz voting for former President Donald Trump in the seventh round of voting on Thursday, and whether or not you have to be a member of Congress to run for the speaker position.


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