A group of more than 100 conservatives have signed a letter asking Jim Jordan to run for Speaker of the House.
The group says that this will ensure a real race for the position, and force each politician running to commit to voting to save the "Swamp" or to drain it.
The effort to draft Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, to run for speaker of the House continues.
More than 100 conservative leaders have signed a letter calling on the Freedom Caucus founder to make a run for the speaker’s gavel. Grass-roots heavyweights like Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots and Ed Meese of the Heritage Foundation are backing the move to rid the party of what they describe as “wishy-washy, double dealing” among top GOP brass.
"There must be a real race for Speaker of the House. Now. No backroom deals. A real race, starting this spring, to make every incumbent and candidate commit on the record, as a campaign issue, whether they’ll vote to save the Swamp or drain it,” the letter reads.
More than the usual posturing, the letter has merited urgency. It comes as rumors swirl that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is trying to push Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., out of the speaker’s office early. According to one Weekly Standard report, that plan is being entertained openly in some circles and has even reached the desk of President Trump.
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