Top House Republican announces his 2024 presidential pick

 April 16, 2023

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) just unambiguously came out in support of "Trump 2024."

Jordan made his position clear in an interview that he participated in with Fox News Digital just ahead of the speech that former President Donald Trump, last week, gave at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention.

During the interview, Jordan said that he is "100% for President Trump."

The U.S. congressman went on to explain why.

"No one else has demonstrated . . ."

Jordan's answer for his support of Trump 2024 was short and to the point.

"No one has demonstrated that they will do what they said and get things done like he did, and he did it with everyone in that town against him, and that's what I still respect about President Trump, and I'm for him all the way," Jordan said.

Indeed, this is one of the reasons why Trump remains as popular as he does among Republicans. Unlike just about every other president in recent decades - and, for that matter, unlike most politicians - Trump, as president, actually delivered on many of his promises.

Jordan, during the interview, also made it clear that he "likes" most of the other Republican 2024 candidates and prospective candidates, saying, "I just talked to [former] Vice President [Mike] Pence - Great guy. [Florida Gov. Ron] DeSantis [R], a great guy. When we formed the Freedom Caucus, there were nine of us. He was one of the nine."

"But," Jordan insisted, "I am 100% for President Trump."

Looking ahead to 2024

It appears that there will be a large number of Republican candidates vying for the party's presidential nomination in 2024.

Thus far, though, only Former Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley, former Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy have officially announced their candidacies. It is widely expected that DeSantis, at some point, will join the fray.

If the polling is accurate and if the polling remains like it is now, it is hard to imagine anyone winning the Republican Party's presidential nomination other than DeSantis or Trump. To be clear, Trump is dominating DeSantis in just about every poll. But, the numbers would suggest that DeSantis is the only one who would be able to mount some kind of challenge to Trump.

There is no disputing Trump's popularity among Republicans. Many, however, have voiced concerns about the ability of Trump to be able to win over, in particular, independent voters in 2024. And, for this reason, some are arguing that the party ought to move on from Trump.

Jordan clearly disagrees with this line of reasoning.

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