Some say NO, it cannot. Others say the Constitution doesn’t address it one way or the other:
But does the speaker have to be a member of the House? The Constitution is silent on that question, saying simply, “The House of Representatives shall chuse (sic) their Speaker and other Officers.”
Under Constitutional law, it is not explicitly stated that the Speaker be required to already be a member of the House of Representatives. However, history has proven that each Speaker elected has been a member, thus setting a precedent for subsequent elections that have not been codified into law. Members of the House will typically vote for the nominee for their respective party, but their vote can be placed for any of the nominees to be considered.
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