Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson Announces Support For Speaker Candidate
Next week the U.S. House will be back in session and on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, the race for Speaker could be over. At least many Republicans are hoping the race will be over by midweek.
The race as of today for Speaker seems to be between Congressman Jim Jordan, who is chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee and and House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise.
Congressman Ronny Jackson announced on Thursday his support for Congressman Jim Jordan.
“I am proud to give my full support for Congressman Jim Jordan to become the next Speaker of the House! He is America First, a champion for President Trump, and will work to secure our border, cut spending, and continue investigating the corrupt Biden administration. Let’s get back to work!”
Jackson represents the 13th Congressional District. CBS reported that both Scalise and Jordan have written letters to their fellow Congressman addressing their run for Speaker of the House.
The race sets up a showdown that will test the abilities of both men to build support from a majority of the House GOP conference, the divides among which have been on display this year as Republican leaders navigated a narrow four-vote majority.
In separate letters to their fellow GOP lawmakers asking for support, both Jordan and Scalise pitched themselves as unifiers who can build on the party's efforts to push back against the Biden administration's policies and advance a conservative agenda.
The House will gavel in on Tuesday of next week in hopes of voting for a Speaker.
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