Rep Jim Jordan Announces Bid To Replace Paul Ryan As Speaker Of House …
House Freedom Caucus co-founder Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, announced Thursday that he will run for speaker of the House if Republicans retain control in November’s midterms.
“Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives,” Jordan said in a statement to Fox News.
“President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people,” he continued. “Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that. It’s time to do what we said.”
According to Fox News, Jordan sent a letter to his colleagues stating his intention to seek the position.
The representative’s announcement comes a day after he and current Freedom Caucus chair Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.