Rep. Jim Jordan is very popular among conservatives and many people expected him to make this announcement. This might be the main reason, he recently became the target of a smear campaign.
The Hill reports:
Jordan announces bid for Speaker
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced his bid for Speaker on Thursday afternoon in a letter to colleagues asking for their support.
“President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people,” Jordan wrote in the Dear Colleague Letter released exclusively to The Hill. “Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that.”
Jordan wrote that his first focus is maintaining Republican control of the House.
“After that, we can focus on filling the vacancy resulting from Speaker Ryan’s retirement from Congress,” he wrote. “At that time, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to Congress.”
In his letter, he emphasized his priorities of repealing the Affordable Care Act, building a security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and fixing the “broken immigration system.”
“Many believe that our congressional majorities have let them down,” he wrote. “Beyond tax relief and regulatory reform, the American people want us to follow through with our promises.”
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) July 26, 2018
He will be great!