Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) announced that, at least initially, he would be supporting former President Donald Trump as a candidate to fill the open House Speaker position recently vacated by U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

During an appearance on the syndicated "Rightside Radio" program, Moore told host Phil Williams that Trump would be his first choice, followed by U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on the future ballots.

Moore said he expected the current rules to remain in place no matter who becomes Speaker.

"Regardless, I think the rules will remain in place," he said. "It doesn't matter who is the Speaker. Now, Jim Jordan is a dear friend of mine. His wife Pauly, Heather and I are good friends. You know, I'm going to vote for Trump in the first round. I think it is important that we get his name out there. He's the leader of the Republican Party, and I'm thinking to myself — let's put him out there. If we can put him in the seat, I think it bodes well for the country. It's going to be tough for Republicans to say no. If not Donald Trump, Jim Jordan is going to be my choice, and I talked to Jim about that."

"Who else understands better the weaponized DOJ, that understands this process?" Moore added. "And listen, Phil, there are millions, there is a mass of humanity out there that are saying we want something different in D.C. And honestly, when you think about it, whether it is Bud Light or Target, you saw what happened when the mass of humanity laser-focused on it, and then the Jason Aldean song, 'Try That In A Small Town.' And even recently, with Oliver Anthony, the 'Rich Men North of Richmond.' There's a movement in this country for something outside normal party leadership."

Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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