According to a post on Facebook that was published last month, Donald Trump could be president again in 2023, and then run again in 2024.
"Trump can run for Congress in 2022, in FL. If he wins the seat and Republicans take over the House of Representatives, he could become the Speaker of the House," the post read. "Then, his first act could be impeaching Joe (Biden) and Kamala (Harris). If it works, he finishes out the remainder of Biden's term and can still run for President in 2024. Wouldn't that be a hoot!"
Politifact, in its partnership with Facebook to combat false news and misinformation, flagged the post, but pointed out that the scenario "could work — in theory."
"And while it would probably be allowed under the law, the likelihood of the scenario playing out in the real world would run into some all-but-insurmountable practical obstacles," writes Politifact's Louis Jacobson.
Speaking to Politifact, election lawyer Mark Herron said it's entirely possible for Trump to run for the U.S. House representing a Florida district, and he cited article I, section 2, of the Constitution, which says, "No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen."
If the GOP took over the chamber after the 2022 elections, a Rep. Trump could be elected speaker.
"A speaker of the House need not be a member of Congress," said John Fortier, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. "That said, we have never elected a speaker from outside the House. But it is constitutionally permissible."
A Republican-controlled House could impeach Biden, but the difficult part would be getting the Senate to remove Biden and Kamala Harris from office.
"The House speaker would indeed be next in line for the presidency as long as the offices of president and vice president are vacant, according to a statute that's been on the books since the 1940s," writes Jacobson.
Read the full fact-check over at Politifact.