Jordan, Scalise announce run for US House Speaker

(Washington, DC) – The battle for the Speakership of the United States House of Representatives is continuing to heat up. As House leaders continue to search for the replacement for ousted Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy, two members of Congress are emerging as potential replacements.

Earlier Wednesday, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, sent a letter to colleagues seeking their support for the nomination for Speaker of the House.

In his letter, Scalise said, “I know the coming weeks ahead will be some of the most arduous times we will face together, but this Conference is worth fighting for – we cannot lose sight of our shared mission.”

He touted his leadership skills he has honed as Majority Leader.

“I have a proven track record of bringing together the diverse array of viewpoints within our Conference to build consensus where others thought it impossible,” Rep. Scalise said.

Jim Jordan, a Congressman representing Ohio’s 4th District, Jordan touted his work on the crisis at the border.

“Working with Chairman Green and our leadership, I helped to deliver the most significant legislative accomplishment this Congress: the strongest immigration and border enforcement bill ever,” Rep. Jordan said.