Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) declared he will support former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election, saying he is “100%” for Trump.
Before his speech at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention, Jordan told Fox News that he fully supports Trump because the former president has a record of keeping his promises even if he receives criticism.
“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 told Fox News.
Jordan explained that while he’s friends with the three other Republican presidential candidates, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, adding Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), and former Vice President Mike Pence, who will likely announce their candidacies, Trump is still his top choice for the presidency.
“I just talked to Vice President Pence. Great guy … Governor DeSantis, a great guy. When we formed the Freedom Caucus, there were nine of us. He was one of the nine. But I am 100% for President Trump,” he said.
Jordan defended Trump against the 34 felony charges the former president faces by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who indicted Trump over “hush money” payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election.
As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jordan began an investigation into Bragg’s efforts targeting Trump, demanding Bragg turn over documents and testify regarding the prosecution, which he called an “unprecedented” misuse of prosecutorial authority.
In response, Bragg sued Jordan, accusing him of starting an “intimidation campaign” over his prosecution of Trump. He filed a 50-page lawsuit against Jordan, asking courts to block him from “interfering” in Trump’s case and requesting a temporary restraining order on Jordan to prevent him from enforcing subpoenas.
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U.S. District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil denied Bragg’s request.
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Jordan will hold a congressional hearing in New York City titled “Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan,” alleging Bragg has ignored his city’s crime while pursuing his investigation of Trump.
Speaking at the NRA convention, Jordan emphasized that Republicans must win elections in the future for the Second Amendment to remain safe and secure.
“I always tell folks the Second Amendment is right next to the first for a reason. It’s darn important, and we need to understand that and not let the left continue to chip away because ultimately they want to get rid of it,” he said.
“But whether it’s the crazy red flag laws, whether it’s what the ATF is doing with the pistol brace rule, on and on it goes. They keep chipping away, but their end goal is to get rid of it, and we got to stop it,” he added.
Jordan’s remarks followed President Joe Biden’s announcement during the annual Easter egg roll at the White House, where he will likely run for reelection in 2024 but is “not prepared to announce it just yet.”