Trump Endorses Jim Jordan For House Speaker

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Former President Donald Trump endorsed Home Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) for speaker of the Home within the early hours of Friday morning, seemingly ruling himself out of the race.

In a prolonged Reality Social publish, Trump fawned over Jordan’s highschool sports activities achievements and gave the congressman his official seal of approval:

Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR lengthy earlier than making his very profitable journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. Revered by all, he’s now Chairman of the Home Judiciary Committee. As President, I had the honour of presenting Jim with our Nation’s highest civilian award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom. A lot is discovered from sports activities, and Jim was a grasp! Whereas attending Graham Excessive Faculty, he received State Championships all 4 years, a rarity, and compiled a tremendous 156-1 report. On the College of Wisconsin-Madison, Jim turned a two-time NCAA Division l Wrestling Champion. He received his 1985-86 NCAA Championship Matches in his weight class. Jim has a masters diploma in Schooling from Ohio State College & a Regulation Diploma from Capital College. He’s STRONG on Crime, Borders, our Army/Vets, & 2nd Modification. Jim, his spouse, Polly, & household are excellent – He will likely be a GREAT Speaker of the Home, & has my Full & Complete Endorsement!

Whereas Jordan and Home Majority Chief Steve Scalise (R-LA) have been two of the most well-liked picks to switch Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was ousted as speaker in a vote this week, a bunch of Home Republicans have tried to draft Trump himself to the speakership.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), and Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) all expressed assist for a Trump speakership, and previous to his endorsement of Jordan, Trump had indicated that he could be open to the thought.

On Tuesday, after Fox Information host Sean Hannityrequested Jordan for his ideas on a Trump speakership, the congressman stated, “He’d be nice, however truly, I need Donald Trump to be the subsequent president of the US. If he desires to be speaker, nice, however I need him to be president of the US.”

Jordan added that whereas Trump could be only as president of the US, “if he desires to be speaker then that’s effective too.”

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