U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) recently backed U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to take the now vacant House Speaker's seat after former President Donald Trump gave Jordan a robust endorsement.

After the U.S. House of Representatives voted to remove then-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), speculation over who would take the reins has run rampant.

Despite overwhelming Republican support for McCarthy, eight GOP votes were enough to oust him when paired with the vote of every House Democrat.

Swiftly after McCarthy was ousted, some House members floated the idea of appointing Trump as the next Speaker. Trump later suggested he was open to the possibility. 

Late Thursday evening, Trump sent out a hearty endorsement of Jordan to fill the seat, saying he would make a "GREAT Speaker of the House."

On Friday, Moore echoed the former president's sentiments, saying he fully supported Jordan as the next Speaker of the House.  

So far, Moore is the only member of the Alabama congressional delegation to support a candidate for Speaker openly.

Despite speaking from the floor in support of McCarthy during the debate on vacating the Speaker's seat, Jordan has expressed openness to filling the vacancy.

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