Ex-President Trump recently expressed his endorsement for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) as the next potential Speaker of the House. On his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump praised Jordan for his stance on crime, border control, military and veterans, and the Second Amendment. He also commended Jordan’s family and voiced strong support for his candidacy.
Trump’s endorsement comes as a notable choice, especially since Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) had also revealed his intention to run for the Speaker role, following the removal of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
Trump highlighted Jordan’s established reputation in Congress, particularly for his representation of Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. As the current Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Jordan has been at the forefront of the House Republicans’ initiative to impeach President Biden.
Throughout his political career, Jordan has consistently defended Trump, including during the two impeachment inquiries targeting him. He has also shown unwavering support for Trump’s potential 2024 presidential campaign.
Following McCarthy’s departure, Trump had originally refrained from endorsing any specific Speaker candidate, praising the competence of various members within the Republican Party. The race to replace McCarthy as Speaker became intense, especially between two prominent Trump supporters, Jordan and Scalise. McCarthy’s removal, which resulted from a bipartisan no-confidence vote, marked a historical event.
While there were suggestions among some House Republicans about Trump himself taking up the Speaker’s position, Trump seemed to downplay those ideas. He emphasized his main focus on his potential presidential campaign. However, he did mention that he might consider the Speaker role temporarily if deemed necessary.
Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) shared on X, previously known as Twitter, that Trump had confirmed his support for Jordan, urging Congress to heed the direction of the party leader.