Goodlatte for Speaker?

Bob Goodlatte, Robert Hurt 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

As the U.S. House of Representatives looks for its next Speaker, some have suggested Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-6th) of Roanoke who currently heads the judiciary committee.

Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling noted on his Facebook page:

Well, this is an interesting development. I am now officially promoting Bob Goodlatte of Virginia to become the next Speaker of the House. Paul Ryan would also be a good choice, although he has previously said he does not want the job. We’ve got to find someone who can bring the various factions of the GOP conference together, and that won’t be easy.

Rockbridge-Lexington Republican Committee Chairman Roger Jarrell took to Facebook to suggest:

Speaker Goodlatte would have a nice ring to it…..

Even Delegate Greg Habeeb, admittedly in Goodlatte’s back yard, agreed:

Republicans need a Speaker who can rally all factions. One name comes to mind. @RepGoodlatte.

And over at Bearing Drift, Norm Leahy’s bromance with the congressman grew even more with his renewed declaration, For speaker: Bob Goodlatte.

As House Republicans work through this leadership bump in the road, some in Virginia have announced their choice. Stay tuned….

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