Conspiracy Theorist Rep. Jim Jordan May Run For House Speaker
Republican Rep. Jom Jordan of Ohio may run for House Speaker now that current House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced he won’t run for re-election in Wisconsin.
Jordan pushed the conspiracy theory that any judge appointed by a Democrat could not possibly be fair and unbiased in regards to the investigation of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and apparent Russian collusion.
Jordan has been trying to smear Special Counsel Robert Mueller for weeks while being in contact with the White House.
The Washington Post notes that Jordan “co-founded the House Freedom Caucus, a hard-line faction of about three dozen conservative lawmakers that could play a kingmaker role in any leadership race to come. Its members have been highly critical of the GOP leadership, especially after last month’s vote to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.”
“Should Jordan enter the leadership derby, it would immediately scramble a race that till now was shaping up to be a duel between House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).”