Monday, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced he was backing U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for House Speaker after a days-long ordeal that involved a possible Rogers' deal with U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).
Rogers made the announcement on social media Monday morning.
.@Jim_Jordan and I have had two cordial, thoughtful, and productive conversations over the past two days. We agreed on the need for Congress to pass a strong NDAA, appropriations to fund our government's vital functions, and other important legislation like the Farm Bill. (1/3)— Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAL) October 16, 2023
As a result, I have decided to support Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House on the floor. (2/3)— Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAL) October 16, 2023
Since I was first elected to the House, I have always been a team player and supported what the majority of the Republican Conference agrees to. Together, our Republican majority will be stronger to fight Joe Biden’s reckless agenda for America. (3/3)— Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAL) October 16, 2023
Rogers' decision to endorse Jordan comes as he was threatened with a ballot challenge by members of the Alabama Republican Party.
The major announcement comes as a vote on U.S. House Speaker is scheduled for Tuesday and is expected to pave the way for Jordan's speakership.
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 [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.
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