President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) in his bid to become House Speaker following Kevin McCarthy’s ouster.
Trump made the endorsement in a Truth Social post:
“Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before making his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District.
Respected by all, he is now Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
As President, I had the honor of presenting Jim with our Country’s highest civilian award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
So much is learned from sports, and Jim was a master! While attending Graham High School, he won State Championships all four years, a rarity, and compiled an amazing 156-1 record.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jim became a two-time NCAA Division l Wrestling Champion.
He won his 1985-86 NCAA Championship Matches in his weight class. Jim has a masters degree in Education from Ohio State University & a Law Degree from Capital University.
He is STRONG on Crime, Borders, our Military/Vets, & 2nd Amendment. Jim, his wife, Polly, & family are outstanding – He will be a GREAT Speaker of the House, & has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”
The news of Trump endorsing Jim Jordan for Speaker broke on Thursday after Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) announced it X.
“Just had a great conversation with President Trump about the Speaker’s race,” Nehls wrote.
He is endorsing Jim Jordan, and I believe Congress should listen to the leader of our party. I fully support Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House.”
Jordan confirmed his run for Speaker shortly after McCarthy’s ouster this week.
The Chairman of the House Judiciary and Weaponization Committees became known as a fierce opponent of President Barack Obama during the past decade.
Jordan has been hugely influential in the fight against corruption in the White House and is one of the key Republican figures in the impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden.
He is also the founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and holds sway over the Republicans’ conservative bloc.
Other members endorsing Jordan’s bid include:
- Rep. Thomas Massie
- Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY)
“Jim Jordan is the definition of a solid conservative and a truly effective leader, and I am proud to publicly express my strong support for him to become the next Speaker of the House. He is a friend and true ally of our America First agenda,” Hageman told Breitbart.
“Jim was one of the first members of Congress to provide counsel and guidance to our campaign to take back Wyoming’s lone congressional seat.
“He didn’t blink, he didn’t flinch, and he was in from the get-go.”
Meanwhile, political pundits and Republicans have declared support for Trump as Speaker.
War Room host Steve Bannon said a move to elect Trump as Speaker would “bring this party together.”
Infowars’ Alex Jones said, “Donald Trump should be nominated as a litmus test on these Republicans.”
“With all the fake charges and all the fake trials, how awesome would it be to make Donald Trump Speaker of the House?” Jones added.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani also called for Trump to become Speaker in a post on X:
“President Donald Trump for Speaker of the House?” he wrote.
President Donald Trump for Speaker of the House? https://t.co/ZAvYsRFxj7— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 4, 2023
Greene also declared her support for Donald Trump as Speaker of the House:
The only candidate for Speaker I am currently supporting is President Donald J. Trump.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 4, 2023
He will end the war in Ukraine.
He will secure the border.
He will end the politically weaponized government.
He will make America energy independent again.
He will pass my bill to stop…