Rep. Jim Jordan is currently in discussions with fellow House GOP members as he seriously contemplates a potential run for the position of House Speaker, according to information from two Republicans who have direct knowledge of the situation.
Although an official announcement about Jordan’s bid for Speaker is not imminent, it is anticipated that he may formally declare his candidacy by the end of the week. Following Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal from the speakership race, the conservative Ohio Republican is considering entering the competitive field to succeed him.
Jim Jordan’s popularity within the Republican conference has increased in recent years, especially among conservative hardliners. However, his potential candidacy may encounter resistance from some centrist and rank-and-file members, who may have reservations about his ascension due to his previous role in contributing to the departure of former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
As Rep. Jordan weighs his options, the dynamics within the GOP conference are evolving, and the race for the position of House Speaker promises to be a closely watched and contentious affair in the coming days and weeks. Jordan’s potential entry into the race adds another layer of intrigue to an already complex situation, and his decision could have far-reaching implications for the future direction of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives.