Jim Jordan was endorsed by Donald Trump to be the next Speaker of The House.
Trump said, Jim Jordan “will be a GREAT Speaker of the House, & has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s bid for speaker of the House Friday.
In a post on Truth Social shortly after midnight, Trump said Jordan “will be a GREAT Speaker of the House, & has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”
Trump’s intervention into the race came after he expressed openness to temporarily serving in the role himself and, per a source familiar with discussions, considered a visit to Capitol Hill to speak with Republicans in the coming days as they weigh a new speaker.
He just got another endorsement.
GOP Rep Nancy Mace, who voted to remove McCarthy as Speaker has now endorsed him.
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) announced Sunday that she intends to support Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-Ohio) bid for Speaker, following her vote last Tuesday to remove former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from his post.
“I will tell you today, I am going to be supporting Jim Jordan for Speaker for a number of reasons,” Mace said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” pointing to “his values, his work ethic, his ability to just run circles around everyone with regards to policy and pushing forward.”
“I’m really looking forward to rolling up our sleeves this week, no matter how this shakes out, and working hard for the American people,” she continued, “because we’ve got to stand up for the people. We’ve got to put the American people first and move this country forward and do it in a positive way. And I think he’s going to bring that to the table.”
Mace voted with seven of her Republican colleagues and all House Democrats to remove McCarthy from the Speakership, leaving the position vacant. She has said McCarthy made promises to her, especially in support of women’s issues, that she claims he did not keep as Speaker.
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