After U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) conceded his opposition to Freedom Caucus co-founder U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for Speaker of the House, five out of six Republicans in the Alabama delegation have publicly committed to supporting the Ohio congressman for the role.
The only remaining Republican, U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Madison), is scheduled to make an announcement about the Speaker's race this evening.
Republicans nominated Jordan over U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) on Friday to fill the position formerly held by U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), whom members of the House voted out earlier this month.
On Monday morning, Rogers announced he backed Jordan after two "cordial, thoughtful and productive conversations." The announcement followed heavy backlash over the weekend from conservative Republicans in Alabama and nationwide over his suggestion that Republicans should work with Democrats to elect another Speaker.
Both U.S. Reps. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) and Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) voiced their support for Jordan on Friday on social media.
U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) followed suit on Sunday. He said he voted to nominate Jordan for Speaker last week.
"We've got to unite behind a conservative Speaker who can unite us and move this country forward," Carl insisted.
I voted for Jim Jordan for Speaker this past week in our Republican Conference, and I will be supporting him this week when the vote comes to the House Floor. We’ve got to unite behind a conservative Speaker who can unite us and move this country forward.— Rep. Jerry Carl (@RepJerryCarl) October 15, 2023
U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) vowed support for Jordan on Monday morning.
Strong's announcement is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. at the Westin Hotel in Huntsville.
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