JUST IN: Jim Jordan Throws His Hat in the Ring for House Speaker

Rep. Jim Jordan, House Judiciary Committee Chair

Because the Home of Representatives picks up the items from Kevin McCarthy’s ouster as Speaker, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) has confirmed he’ll make an try to take his place.

Axios’ Andrew Solender caught up with Jordan on Wednesday, who advised him “sure” he’ll enter the operating to be the following Home speaker. Jordan additionally mentioned that he spoke to Home Majority Chief Steve Scalise (R-LA) — one other prime candidate — in regards to the matter, and now he’s investigating whether or not he can consolidate sufficient assist to make it occur.

As chairman of the Home Judiciary Committee, Jordan was considered probably the most doubtless GOP congressional leaders who may succeed McCarthy. Different doubtless prospects embrace Scalise, Home Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN), and Home Republican Convention Chair Elise Stefanik (NY).

Jordan was gloomy over McCarthy’s ouster when he spoke to reporters yesterday, however when requested if he’d go for the speakership, he mentioned “That’s a call for the convention.” He subsequently went on Sean Hannity’s present to speak in regards to the recurring speculations that former President Donald Trump, who’s presently operating for the White Home once more, could possibly be the following speaker.

Jordan’s speakership bid is prone to obtain the assist of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who was extremely enthusiastic for the thought after instigating the movement to vacate that doomed McCarthy.

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