Jim Jordan appears to be Ron DeSantis’ pick for U.S. House Speaker

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DeSantis backed the Ohio Republican in 2018 also.

It appears Ron DeSantis has offered at least a partial endorsement of U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan for House Speaker.

During an interview with South Carolina’s WSPA Wednesday night, the Governor added the Ohio Republican to his list of people he’d like to see leading the GOP caucus.

“But I think you have guys like Chip Roy from Texas who’s excellent, Thomas Massie from Kentucky who’s excellent, Jim Jordan from Ohio. These guys are all good guys and I think they would do a good job.”

DeSantis had mentioned Massie and Roy, both of whom have endorsed him for President, before. He had not mentioned former Freedom Caucus colleague Jordan, however, who is running against Rep. Steve Scalise to lead the House and drive GOP priorities.

DeSantis famously endorsed Jordan as he was leaving Congress in 2018.

“Look, Jim, he’s is a champion wrestler, he’s tough, he’s principled, and if Jim Jordan were Speaker we’d get these documents tomorrow because he fights and he would dig in. And so I think it would be great. I mean, I think all the lobbyists would be quaking in their boots if Jim Jordan was Speaker,” DeSantis said in August.

DeSantis has been recently and sharply critical of the previous Speaker, noting he opposed California’s Kevin McCarthy “before it was cool” and tethering the deposed caucus leader to his chief rival in the presidential race.

“You know, look, Donald Trump, he supported Kevin McCarthy very strongly for Speaker. I don’t think he would have won the Speaker vote (without him). Donald Trump was instrumental in him earning that Speaker’s gavel and they worked hand in glove really throughout his whole presidency. They were on the same team on every major spending bill that came down the pike and they ended up together adding $7.8 trillion to our national debt,” DeSantis said in response.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Tropical

    October 4, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    I can very much see desantis liking jordan and roy.
    Every one of them equals walking garbage.

    • Professor Emeritas Earl Pitts "Earl's Smarter Than You" American

      October 5, 2023 at 8:43 am

      Congrats to Speaker Jimmy Jordan,
      You just cant beat getting the nod from The Next POTUS Ron “The Ronald” Desantis.
      I, Professor Emeritas Earl Pitts American thank Ron, “The Ronald”, for his great wisdom in selecting the next Speaker.

      Professor Earl’s Morning Wisdom Drop on a Greatfull Nation:

      Watch as all the RINO’s who voted against the removal of “Disgraced RINO and Former Speaker McCarthy” fall in line and 100% support our boy Jimmy Jordan.
      Color Comentary From Earl:
      Even Jordan’s name sounds like an All American Super Hero:
      “America’s Favorite All-Time QuarterBack Jimmy Jordan breaks 6 Defensive Tackles and dramatically pauses to wave at his Mom in the stands before slow walking into the End Zone for the best Super Bowl Smack-Down Win in the history of Forever”!!!!!
      Thank you Sports Fans,
      Professor Earl

      • Rick Whitaker

        October 5, 2023 at 12:37 pm

        are you talking about the pervert that was complicated in the ohio sexual abuse case? since you have a record for being a pervert, i can see why you take up for him. shame on you both you filthy pervert. earl’s real name is billy purser if you want to check my facts go to Wikipedia and look up earl pitts aka gary burbank aka billy purser. he’s a sick dude.

  • Rick Whitaker

    October 4, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    maga cult equals hungry cannibals all eying each other as a perspective, next meal. desantis and trump are well fed. gaetz and jordan better watch their backs.

  • Dr. Franklin Waters

    October 4, 2023 at 11:34 pm

    You mean Gym Jordan.

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 5, 2023 at 4:41 am

    No surprise! MAGA requires that a candidate shall be accused of some kind of crime! Jim Jordan one of the MAGA poster men, is IT.

  • Beth

    October 5, 2023 at 5:37 am

    A Nazi and a pervert walk into a bar…

  • wake up right

    October 5, 2023 at 8:06 am

    It makes me sick that Rona is being paid with my taxpayer dollars while he isn’t doing his job as Governor. He should have resigned when he decided to run for President! But his lapdog Legislators changed the law instead. What Bullpoop. As for Jim and Rona’s “endorsement” are you kidding me? That Jim Bo is a whack job as evidenced by his recent comments at the Biden “impeachment” hearings. What a disgrace to Floridians our Rona DeSantos is.

  • Professor Emeritas Earl Pitts "Earl's Smarter Than You" American

    October 5, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Good mornting again to a greatfull Nation
    The way I suggest for my beloved students to Re-Read the above postings is this:
    1. ) Re-Read all the Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s postings together first, skipping your Professor’ s post entirely.
    2. ) Then, my Beloved Students, read Professor Earl’s post by it’s self.
    Here’s What You Will Notice:
    All the Dook 4 Brain’s Leftist amaturish posters are negative, stupid, and leave you, my Beloved Students, with an unsetteling feeling in your Soul as if a horrifically evil demon from the underworld just tried to rip your heart out of your chest with their stink-dirty-nose picking-booger encrusted finger nails.
    Now read Professor Earl’s up-beat, truthfull, honest post above. You are left feeling happy about yourself secure in the knowledge Professor Earl will protect you and your beloved family from the horrifically evil demon from the underworld which just tried to rip your heart out of your chest with their stink-dirty-nose picking-booger encrusted finger nails.
    And that, America, is the most truth you will be exposed to all day. Unless I, Professor Pitts, decide to make another knowledge drop of superior wisdom upon a Greatfull Nation.
    Professor Earl

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 5, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      another inane comment from an inane dude.

  • Michael K

    October 5, 2023 at 9:09 am

    No one who particpated in the January 6 insurrection, peddled the lies of voter fraud, or refuses to accept the results of a free and fair election should lead any part of the federal government.

    The Republican party has no articulated values, no mooring, no platform, except individual greed. It has become a party of chaos, incapable of governance. Jordan and Gaetz have zero legislative accomplishments, and both have questionable backgrounds.

    • Professor Emeritas Earl Pitts "Earl's Smarter Than You" American

      October 5, 2023 at 9:17 am

      Good mornting Mikey,
      I’m sorry but your post leaves me and my class of beloved students feeling as if a horrifically evil demon from the underworld just tried to rip our hearts out of our chests with the demon’s stink-dirty-nose picking-booger encrusted finger nails.
      Professor Earl

      • Ocean Joe

        October 5, 2023 at 11:55 am

        Might be illiberal of me, but those folks who swarmed the Capitol should have been met with a hail of bullets as Miss Lindsey suggested, and had they been nonwhite they probably would have been.
        A sick day foisted on America by a sick man.

        • MH/Duuuval

          October 5, 2023 at 11:35 pm

          Stone cold, actually. Only a few of the high mucky-mucks foresaw white folk going crazy.

      • Rick Whitaker

        October 5, 2023 at 12:42 pm

        another inane comment from an inane dude.

  • Kevin L

    October 6, 2023 at 4:49 am

    Speaking for many, many, many of us living in Europe…

    If under-achiever Gym Jordan falls into this position we no longer want your military, your money, your goods, your tourism… just stay home and wallow in your Filth.

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 6, 2023 at 5:07 am

      us sane americans despise gym jordan. is naples as filthy now as it was when i was last there. i don’t judge europe by just naples. the dems are trying to control our pests, but at present we are overrun, please help us good guys.

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