Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is running for speaker of the House, he confirmed to Breitbart News.
The Chairman of the House Judiciary and Weaponization Committees rose to prominence as a fierce opponent of President Barack Obama and Republican Speakers John Boehner (R-OH) and Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Jordan transitioned from Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) primary irritant to one of his firmest allies, leading to his ascension atop the Judiciary Committee.
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He is unquestionably one of House Republicans’ most effective attack dogs against alleged corruption in the White House and within the Biden family and is one of the key figures in House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden.
The well-known conservative is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and continues to hold sway over much of the Republicans’ conservative bloc.
Jordan begins his campaign with a solid base of support from conservatives, with many stating their intentions to draft him Tuesday night after McCarthy’s ouster from the speakership.
I support Jim Jordan for Speaker.https://t.co/PCSnfcpdjj
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) October 4, 2023
The nine-term lawmaker is a strong fundraiser perhaps uniquely positioned as a figure who could unite the conservative wing of the party, including those who voted to end McCarthy’s speakership, with the establishment block to which he increasingly has collaborated.
My mentor Jim Jordan would be great! https://t.co/hS3RPgDoN1
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) October 4, 2023
As Breitbart News previously reported:
McCarthy hopes House Republicans will coalesce around a candidate before taking a vote on the floor. Breitbart News is told the House tentatively plans to continue its recess and meet as a conference Tuesday, October 10. for a Speaker candidate forum, with the possibility of voting as a conference and then on the floor Wednesday, October 11.
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