Jim Jordan is Donald Trump’s choice to replace Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House of Representatives. This is a day after the former president of the United States himself offered the post for a short time, which adds even more morbidity to a series that promises to be intense and full of unexpected twists until the end. On Wednesday, they are scheduled to vote in principle on the ratification of the new candidate.
Trump’s support for the candidacy of Jordan, a congressman from Ohio, makes sense all over the world. He is a prominent member of the hard wing of the Republican Party and a loyal supporter of the Trumpist doctrine , co-founder of the Freedom Caucus, which includes the twenty congressmen who did everything to torpedo McCarthy’s work during his presidency. nine months in office.
Jordan, 59, was not one of the eight who voted for his overthrow last Tuesday during the motion of no confidence by Matt Gaetz, the congressman from Florida, but there is no doubt that he is committed to the radical cause of the Conservative Party. Congressman Jim Jordan was a star representing Ohio’s 4th congressional district long before his successful trip to Washington, DC, Trump wrote on his social network Truth Social.
Jordan is the only one besides Steve Scalise who has officially applied for the post. Gaetz, who orchestrated McCarthy’s resignation after agreeing with the Democrats on the debt ceiling last weekend, supported the Congressman from Louisiana, the number two in the House of Representatives, despite the fact that he was ill with cancer. The truth is that none of them seems to be viable options for reaching a consensus and lifting the current paralysis of the legislator after McCarthy’s departure.
Trump will appear in Washington on Tuesday to attend the meeting of his party, where he hopes to present a solid candidate who will be presented in front of a chamber that they control with a narrow majority. This is indicated by some close sources, in addition to his willingness to fill the post until the crisis is resolved, which, of course, makes it clear that his only intention is to defeat Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election and be re-elected to the White House.
I’m not doing it because I want to, I’ll do it if necessary in case they can’t make their decision, he said in an interview with Fox News Digital. The announcement came hours after another of Trump’s enthusiasts, Texan Troy Nehls, had also offered to be interim president until there is a consensus, knowing that the process could be lengthy and complicated and could go far beyond Wednesday.