As the House of Representatives begins its search for a new Speaker in the wake of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s removal on Tuesday, key congressmen and women have moved to join President Trump in his endorsement of Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, for the position.
Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., stated on X that Jordan “has my full support to become the next Speaker of the House! It’s time to get back to work for the American people.”
Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, reiterated Trump’s sparkling endorsement of Jordan, noting, “Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House.”
On Thursday night, amid much speculation that Trump himself could temporarily become Speaker of the House until a final speaker could be chosen, the president stated on Truth Social that he had chosen to endorse Rep. Jordan for the seat.
“Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District,” Trump wrote.
The president described Jordan as a champion athlete who had learned a lot of unique lessons from his sports background. “He is STRONG on Crime, Borders, our Military/Vets, & 2nd Amendment,” Trump added, promising that Jordan would be a “GREAT” Speaker of the House.
Another MAGA representative, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., added her endorsement to the mix this week, writing, “I’m proud to endorse my friend, @Jim_Jordan, for Speaker of the House!” Boebert called Jordan a “trusted conservative” who would bring unity to the House.
Rep. Jordan, who also serves as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, further gained an endorsement from Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., who stated, “He is fair, honest, articulate, and Trustworthy. He has demonstrated all of these as Chairman of House Judiciary. This is a vote to stop weaponized government and to hold the Biden administration accountable.”
Although he does not serve in the House, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., stated on X on Friday that if he were to choose a speaker, it would be Jim Jordan. “We need to stop funding other country’s wars and fix our fiscal mess,” he explained.