Jordan On Cusp of Speakership as Biggest Critic Drops Opposition, Endorses Him

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio,
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Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) biggest critic has endorsed him for Speaker, and a path has emerged for Jordan to claim the gavel.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and vocal foe of the eight Republicans who voted to oust then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), had reportedly been organizing members of the Armed Services and Appropriations Committees to vote against Jordan on the floor.

Rogers reportedly had preferred working with Democrats to form a unity government over elevating Jordan to the Speakership, earning him significant criticism from conservatives and his Alabama constituency.

With Rogers on board, Jordan sees a much clearer path towards garnering the necessary 217 votes on the House floor. Jordan has pushed for a vote Tuesday.

Other Republicans might still oppose Jordan, but Rogers’ endorsement sends a strong signal that holdouts should back Jordan. “Together, our Republican majority will be stronger to fight Joe Biden’s reckless agenda for America,” he wrote on Twitter/X.


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