In a recent development, President Donald Trump officially endorsed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for Speaker of the House late Thursday night.
This comes as a surprise to many, especially considering Trump announced early Thursday he would accept House speakership for a ‘short period’ while Republicans decide on a permanent replacement.
Donald Trump recently issued a statement on Truth Social declaring his intentions.
“I am running for President, have a 62 Point lead over Republicans, and am up on Crooked Joe Biden, despite the Democrat Party’s massive Law-fare, Weaponization, and Election Interference efforts, by 4 to 11 Points, but will do whatever is necessary to help with the Speaker of the House selection process, short term, until the final selection of a GREAT REPUBLICAN SPEAKER is made – A Speaker who will help a new, but highly experienced President, ME, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump wrote.
The Gateway Pundit reported earlier that Trump is considering a trip to Congress ahead of the Speaker vote. According to Politico, Trump may make a trip to Congress where he is open to pitching himself as a candidate for Speaker.
On Thursday night, Rep. Troy Nehls took to social media to share the news, stating, “Just had a great conversation with President Trump about the Speaker’s race. He is endorsing Jim Jordan, and I believe Congress should listen to the leader of our party. I fully support Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House.”
Just had a great conversation with President Trump about the Speaker’s race.
He is endorsing Jim Jordan, and I believe Congress should listen to the leader of our party.
I fully support Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House.
— Congressman Troy E. Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) October 6, 2023
Recall that Congressman Troy Nehls announced that he will nominate former President Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the House and said he has been “contacted by multiple Members of Congress willing to support and offer nomination speeches for Donald J. Trump to be Speaker of the House.”
“When the U.S. House of Representatives reconvenes, my first order of business will be to nominate Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives,” Nehls said in a statement.
“President Trump, the greatest President of my lifetime, has a proven record of putting America First and will make the House great again,” he added.
Nehls wrote, “I’ve been
Source: The Gateway Pundit