Ohio Representative Jim Jordan revealed that he plans to run for speaker of the House. He did this by posting a letter that explains his planned focus and lists recent successes to back it up.
The Republican mostly talked about how public safety was getting worse and crime was going up across the country.
The lawmaker stated, “The American people have put their trust in us to serve as leaders in the House of Representatives. We can be proud of what we’ve done together during these tough times. But we still have work to do.”
According to The Hill, Jordan served as the inaugural chairman of the House Freedom Caucus in addition to his role as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Representatives Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Lauren Boebert (Colo.), and Paul Gosar (Ariz.) are all in this group because they want to change things.
“Progressive policies that lean far to the left are hurting our neighborhoods, our safety, and our future. Crime is going up all over the country. Our country is in danger because of an administration that has open-border policies that have been causing chaos,” Jordan wrote.
“The issues that are important to the American people need to continue to be dealt with by the Republican majority. We need to stop the rise in crime in big towns and say no to policies that are soft on crime and help criminals. We need to clean up our finances and cut back on spending. We need to keep an eye on the federal government as required by the Constitution. We also need to keep working to safeguard our national security and keep the border safe.”
Later, Jordan’s letter about policy claimed that he had helped police immigration laws, was keeping an eye on things, and had been “pressing for fiscal discipline his whole career.”
“This is a very important time in the history of our country. It’s time for the Republicans in our conference to stick to the promises we made to the people of this country. Our problems are tough, but they’re not impossible to solve. Let’s focus on the changes that will make the country better and bring us together to find real answers. But we have to do everything as a conference,” he wrote.
The letter ended with, “I kindly ask for your vote of confidence for Speaker of the House of Representatives.”
Jordan was Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky’s first pick for speaker, he stated. On his X account, he just wrote, “I back Jim Jordan for Speaker.”
The Republican leader in the House, Tom Emmer, is backing Representative Steve Scalise, who is also likely to run, but Jim Banks from Indiana also backed Jordan.