WASHINGTON D.C. - Ohio Representative Jim Jordan has announced his intention to run for Speaker of the House following Rep. Paul Ryan's retirement.
In a letter to House colleagues, Jordan said he's running to make sure Congress keeps its promises to the voters that sent them to Washington.
"Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, our clear mandate will be to continue working with President Trump to keep the promises we made, to stand up for the rule of law and the Constitution, and to put the interests of the people before those of the swamp. I want to help keep us on this track and shape bold, visionary policy that will improve the lives of the people we have the honor to represent," Jordan wrote.
Current Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan announced in April that he would not be running for re-election. Should Republicans retain control of the House in the 2018 midterm election, the party would need to select a new leader.