New House Speaker Raises Concerns For Trump

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( – Late on Thursday, former President Trump endorsed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for the Speakers office, getting in the middle of the split House GOP conference. This could be risky for Trump, who is running in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

Following the historic ousting of Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Trump proceeded to endorse Jordan, who had placed a bid for the position. If Jordan successfully wins the vote, it could have positive effects for Trump, who would see one of his top House supporters elevated within the House GOP.

Trump is reportedly also considering attending the GOP conference in the House on Tuesday to talk with lawmakers, which could help increase the pressure on other lawmakers to vote for his choice of Speaker.

However, what is not yet clear is whether Trump is pleased that the media has leaked his endorsement, especially as Jordan is facing Steve Scalise (R-LA), the Majority Leader, for the position. Trump’s influence within the Republican party could be damaged or cemented based on whether or not Jordan is voted in.

Previously there were reports that Trump’s campaign team had been upset over Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) posts on X, formerly called Twitter, in which he had indicated that Trump would support Jordan. Nehls had also previously made prompts about Trump potentially serving as the next House Speaker himself.

However, one former Trump official argued that the fallout caused by those posts was insignificant. Still, there is a possibility that the endorsement could end up backfiring if the GOP conference does not back Jordan’s bid.

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