The recent ousting of now former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has thrown the House Republican caucus into a state of chaos, as many are wondering who to turn to as a potential candidate to take what was once McCarthy’s spot. Well, look no further, as Congressman Jim Jordan has just put his hat in the running, seeking to repair the damage by stepping in.
Jordan’s decision comes after Rep. McCarthy confirmed late Tuesday night that he would not be running for Speaker again. Jordan, who also served as chair of the House Freedom Caucus and is well known for his conservative credentials, will likely have the backing of those same colleagues who joined forces with Democrats to oust McCarthy, believing him to be too moderate.
Among them are Reps Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Bob Good (R-VA), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Eli Crane (R-AZ), Matt Rosendale (R-MD), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Ken Buck (R-CO) and Nancy Mace (R-NC).
Sean Hannity says Donald Trump has been contacted about possibly being an “interim Speaker of the House” and asks Congressman Jim Jordan if that is a reality. pic.twitter.com/Gy86UjDnRI
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Gaetz himself called Jordan a “mentor” who would make an “excellent” choice for Speaker but didn’t share any preference for the position himself.
Furthermore, Jordan has gained notoriety recently for launching investigations into Hunter Biden’s supposed involvement in enriching members of his family as well as Joe Biden’s alleged involvement while President.
Sean Hannity caught up with Rep. Jordan following this week’s vote on McCarthy where he asked whether it was true that former President Donald Trump had been contacted about taking up the role of House Speaker – which doesn’t require a member of Congress to fill it.
Jordan responded that Trump would do great in such a role but should instead focus on becoming president again come 2024, “I want Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States,” said Jordan firmly while Hannity reminded him that Trump could still run while serving as speaker.