ROLL CALL: Speaker turmoil offers incoming members rare spotlight

January 6, 2023

The tumultuous, protracted speaker debate has offered a rare opportunity for brand-new and lesser-known lawmakers to highlight their biographies and display oratory gravitas. And they’re doing it in a room packed with colleagues — after an end to proxy voting — and before a national audience. The speeches have fueled speculation about future leadership ambitions and runs for Senate and have given the GOP a chance to spotlight the emerging diversity in its ranks. 

ROKK co-founding partner Ron Bonjean spoke with Roll Call on why the nominating speeches give a real opportunity to showcase one’s potential star power, here.