Take a Look at Who Trump Endorses for Speaker: It’s Gonna Be a Wild Ride

Former President Donald Trump endorsed House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) for Speaker of the House on Friday, October 6, 2023. The endorsement is a major boost for Jordan, who is one of two leading candidates for the speakership, along with House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.).

The endorsement came on the heels of reports that indicated Trump was considering traveling to Capitol Hill next week to see if he could unite the caucus ahead of their next vote for speaker.

“Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before making his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District,” Trump wrote on social media. “Respected by all, he is now Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. As President, I had the honor of presenting Jim with our Country’s highest civilian award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

“So much is learned from sports, and Jim was a master!” Trump continued. “While attending Graham High School, he won State Championships all four years, a rarity, and compiled an amazing 156-1 record. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jim became a two-time NCAA Division l Wrestling Champion. He won his 1985-86 NCAA Championship Matches in his weight class.”

“Jim has a masters degree in Education from Ohio State University & a Law Degree from Capital University,” he concluded. “He is STRONG on Crime, Borders, our Military/Vets, & 2nd Amendment. Jim, his wife, Polly, & family are outstanding – He will be a GREAT Speaker of the House, & has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”

A number of top Republicans signaled that they were backing Jordan over House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA).

“I am proud to support Jim Jordan as our next speaker of the House because of his leadership skills, professionalism, and the fact that he will be able to unite our conference,” said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH).