Former President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) in his bid for speaker of the House. This is a huge win for Jordan as he works to gain the support of the House Republican Conference. Trump took to his social media site, Truth Social, to praise Jordan’s accomplishments both in politics and wrestling. According to Trump, Jordan is a “master” at sports, and he highlighted his success as a collegiate athlete and coach.
#BREAKING Former President Donald Trump endorsed House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) for Speaker of the House, a major win for the Ohio Republican as he tries to win over the House Republican Conference.https://t.co/Bjb6VvMiqE
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 6, 2023
In his post, Trump emphasized Jordan’s strong stance on crime, borders, the military/veterans, and the Second Amendment. He also commended Jordan’s character, mentioning his outstanding wife, Polly, and family. Trump concluded his endorsement by saying that Jordan would be a great speaker of the House and had his complete and total support. This endorsement from Trump will undoubtedly strengthen Jordan’s position among conservatives, a voting bloc that already leaned in his favor.
However, it’s important to note that Jordan may face challenges in winning over centrists who represent districts that President Joe Biden won in 2022. While Trump’s endorsement carries significant weight among conservatives, it may not have the same impact on those who lean more towards the center. Scalise, Jordan’s opponent for the speaker position, has not yet endorsed Trump in the 2024 Presidential election, which could also influence the outcome of the race.
Overall, Trump’s endorsement is a significant boost for Jordan’s campaign and will likely solidify his support among conservatives. However, it remains to be seen if this endorsement will be enough to sway centrists in the House Republican Conference.