Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) days as House Speaker may be numbered, according to one congressman.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) predicts that Pelosi will be replaced as House Speaker by current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in 2023.
“In 2023, Leader McCarthy will be Speaker McCarthy,” Jordan said during an exclusive interview with Breitbart that took place at the recently-held Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Of course, a precondition for McCarthy becoming House Speaker is for Republicans to actually win back the House majority in the 2022 midterm elections.
Jordan, during the interview, appeared confident that this will happen. He argued that the way we get there is by highlighting “how ridiculous” the Democrats’ policies are, using “open borders,” “closed schools,” and cancel culture as three examples.
“So highlight all the crazy things they’re doing, and then we’re gonna win it back in two years,” Jordan said.
In the meantime, the congressman from Ohio said that “we’ve just got to hold them off for the next two years.” He added, “That’s not going to be easy. I mean, I think we’ll do it because this is America; Americans rise to the challenge. Deep down, the vast majority of this country still values liberty, still values the First Amendment, and freedom.”
Setting the record straight
Jordan, during the interview, also weighed in on the pro-Trump, anti-Trump split that we have recently seen within the Republican Party. For Jordan, it’s clear that Trump remains the “leader of the conservative movement.”
“I think President Trump’s the leader of the conservative movement,” Jordan said. “He’s the leader of the America First movement. He’s the leader of the Republican Party, and I hope on January 20, 2025, he’s the leader of our country. I think that’s where the American people are. I certainly want that. No president in our lifetime … has done more of what they said they would do than President Trump.”
Jordan went on to note that, unlike most politicians who “say one thing, get there, [and] come up with a bunch of excuses why they can’t do what they told you they were going to do,” President Trump just said “I’m just going to do it,” and he did.
Jordan said: “He cut our taxes. He reduced regulations. He built the wall. He put conservatives on the court. He got out of the Iran deal. He got the embassy in Jerusalem. I mean a host of other — he did it.”
“That’s what people appreciate, and they know it’s real,” Jordan added. “They know it’s not fake. He’s as genuine as the day is long. He is the leader of our party.”