According to a report, Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan said he was confident he could get the support of enough conservatives to serve as the next Speaker of the House.
He told Maria Bartiromo of Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that he had received a great response from the Republican conference and fantastic feedback from colleagues.
He stated he believed it came down to who could unify the conference, represent the American people, and explain to the nation why they were doing what they were doing. That’s the way politics is meant to work.
Reports show after the recent removal of Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Speaker, the Republican caucus intended to elect a new leader this week. McCarthy said that he would not seek reelection to the Speaker position, while House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA.) and Jim Jordan had both declared their candidacies for the position.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jordan has been a strong advocate for opening an impeachment investigation of President Biden. He has also won the support of former President Donald Trump, who was mentioned by several Republican lawmakers as a possible candidate for Speaker.
This week, Republican leaders intended to hear from prospective contenders for the role of Speaker of the House. Many Republicans choose to keep quiet when asked which candidate they would support.
However, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said Thursday night that he withdrew from seeking the position of Speaker of the House.
This week, Scalise defeated Trump backer Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in a Party conference vote, but some conservatives have said they would not support him in a floor vote for majority leader.
Even though Scalise received 113 votes, whereas Jordan only received 99, there was not enough support for him to be confirmed as Speaker of the House.
Jordan later hinted that he would make another run for Speaker.