Vader, R-Empire, surfaces as favorite in speaker race

Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District is getting some online love nationwide today for his joke on Instagram and Twitter.

But his idea actually seems like the most workable plan at the moment.

This guy had an interesting way of asking for my vote for Speaker.

A photo posted by Congressman Erik Paulsen (@reperikpaulsen) on

And Darth Vader as speaker would be legal since being a member of Congress isn’t a requirement to be speaker of the house.

(h/t: Paul Tosto, et al.)