Former President Donald Trump endorsed House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) to be the next Speaker of the House after a small number of Republicans partnered up with the entire House Democrat Caucus to oust Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the position this week.
The endorsement followed Thursday reports that Trump was contemplating a trip to Capitol Hill the following week in an effort to unify the caucus prior to the next vote for speaker.
Before Trump’s endorsement, a number of prominent Republicans indicated their support for Jordan over House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA).
“Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before making his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. 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.” Trump wrote on his social media site Truth Social.
“So much is learned from sports, and Jim was a master! While attending Graham High School, he won State Championships all four years, a rarity, and compiled an amazing 156-1 record. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jim became a two-time NCAA Division l Wrestling Champion. He won his 1985-86 NCAA Championship Matches in his weight class.” Trump continued.
“Jim has a masters degree in Education from Ohio State University & a Law Degree from Capital University. 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 & Total Endorsement!” he added.