Former President Donald Trump could get his wish regarding the Speaker of the House Representative with the latest reports showing that House Republicans have made a decision on their nominee for speaker.
Reports emerged on Friday that House Republicans have elected House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) the GOP’s nominee for speaker. Jordan won a private vote held by House Republicans 124-81 to secure the nomination.
Republicans from every wing of the party are now uniting around Jim Jordan for Speaker.
Let’s get on with this vote and start to get on with the incredible amount of work we have to get done!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) October 13, 2023
Jordan’s nomination means Trump could see his desire to have the Ohio lawmaker made speaker fulfilled. The former president was one of the high-profile Republicans who endorsed Jordan after he announced his desire to be the next Speaker of the House.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 6, 2023
“Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before making his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District.” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “Respected by all, he is now Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. As President, I had the honor of presenting Jim with our Country’s highest civilian award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom… He is STRONG on Crime, Borders, our Military/Vets, & 2nd Amendment. Jim, his wife, Polly, & family are outstanding – He will be a GREAT Speaker of the House, & has my Complete (and) Total Endorsement!”
I support @Jim_Jordan for Speaker because he is the only choice to unify Republicans, rally us around a conservative agenda for America, and begin to address the serious challenges we face.
— Congressman Ben Cline (@RepBenCline) October 10, 2023
Jordan’s path to securing the gavel is still, however, filled with stumbling blocks, with some moderate House Republicans refusing to back Ohioan. The saga surrounding the office of the speaker has seen House Majority Leader Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) drop out of the race after he beat Jordan to become nominee. Scalise was forced to quit the race after some House Republicans refused to back him in the race.
Scalise withdraws name as candidate in House Speaker race … pic.twitter.com/lJ33ar3pBy
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) October 13, 2023
According to Political Intel, Scalise suggested that he was stepping down because there are some House Republicans who have “their own agenda.” The lawmaker then urged those individuals to put their own agendas on the side and do what is best for the country.
Former Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who Jordan will replace if he wins the House vote, told CNN on Friday that the Ohio lawmaker will not suffer the same fate as Scalise.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 14, 2023
“I don’t see a problem with him not getting there,” McCarthy said. “I think look, people have been here a long time. We’ve now elected a speaker designee and I think people can go home and be with their family and come back. He will be able to talk to those dozen we’ll be able to get there. Steve [Scalise] only had 110. 155 [Jordan’s vote] is a lot more than 110.”