Trump may soon endorse Jim Jordan for speaker, according to reports


Former President Donald Trump may soon endorse Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to be the next Speaker of the House, according to another Republican congressman.

Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) said Thursday that he had a “great conversation” with Trump about the process to replace former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who was ousted in a shocking twist of fate this week. McCarthy was voted out of the speaker’s office on Tuesday after eight far-right Republicans – led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (D-Fla.) – voted to strip him of his gavel, a first such ouster in the chamber’s history.

“He supports Jim Jordan and I believe Congress should listen to the leader of our party,” Nehls wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “I fully support Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House.”

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Fox News host Sean Hannity also said He had “direct sources” informing him that Trump was “very close” to an endorsement. If he makes it official, it would certainly support Jordan’s bid, although some Republicans have done so expressed doubts he was able to secure enough votes to become speaker.

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