Former President Donald Trump has officially thrown his weight behind Representative Jim Jordan for the position of Speaker of the House. This endorsement was announced on October 6th and sent ripples through the political landscape.
News broke when Representative Troy Nehls took to social media to share his conversation with Trump about the Speaker’s race. Nehls expressed his belief that Congress should heed the leader of their party and support Jordan for the coveted position.
This endorsement from Trump is a testament to Jordan’s standing within the Republican party and his potential to lead the House effectively.
BREAKING REPORT: Donald Trump Endorses Jim Jordan for Speaker of The House..
Do you SUPPORT his choice? pic.twitter.com/WknuV0KLJv
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 6, 2023
Earlier, it was reported that Rep. Jim Jordan had launched his bid for the House Speaker position. This move was seen as a strategic step by the Ohio representative, who has been a staunch ally of Trump. The endorsement from the former president further solidifies Jordan’s candidacy and increases his chances of securing the position.
In a letter to his colleagues, Jordan emphasized the critical juncture at which the nation stands. He called for unity within the Republican conference to address the challenges facing the country.
Jordan’s appeal for support was not just about his bid for the Speaker’s position but also a call for collective action to improve the country.
Interestingly, Trump’s endorsement of Jordan came as a surprise to many. Earlier in the day, Trump had hinted at accepting the House speakership for a short period while Republicans decide on a permanent replacement.
However, his endorsement of Jordan indicates his confidence in the Ohio representative’s ability to lead the House.
Hillary Clinton Rips Jim Jordan After Trump Endorses Him For Speaker Of The House 👀
Wow, if Hillary doesn’t like you, you must be pretty awesome Jim, and with trumps endorsement yeah sounds like you’re a shoeing 😂 everything you need to know. pic.twitter.com/tVKuVJcCCe
— 1776 (@TheWakeninq) October 6, 2023
Jordan’s bid for the Speaker’s position and his subsequent endorsement by Trump have also brought other issues to the fore.
One such issue is the role of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has faced criticism for his part in the removal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the Speaker’s post. Jordan, however, expressed his disagreement with efforts to oust Gaetz, describing him as a “talented member of Congress.”
The endorsement from Trump is not just a political move but also a reflection of the former president’s faith in Jordan’s capabilities. Trump’s statement on Truth Social highlighted Jordan’s achievements, both in sports and politics, and his commitment to key issues like crime, borders, military/veterans, and the 2nd Amendment.