In a significant political move, former President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind Congressman Jim Jordan, endorsing him as the next Speaker of the House. This endorsement comes on the heels of Kevin McCarthy’s ousting from the position.
In a statement released on Truth Social, Trump praised Jordan, stating, “Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before making his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. 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.”
Trump went on to highlight Jordan’s impressive athletic background, noting his achievements in wrestling both in high school and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “So much is learned from sports, and Jim was a master! 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 I Wrestling Champion. He won his 1985-86 NCAA Championship Matches in his weight class.”
In addition to his athletic prowess, Trump emphasized Jordan’s academic achievements, pointing out that “Jim has a master’s degree in Education from Ohio State University & a Law Degree from Capital University.”