Speaker Race: If Trump Endorses, Will It Matter?

Speaker Race: If Trump Endorses, Will It Matter?

President Trump has been known to wade into political races with Twitter endorsements and enthusiastic encouragement for those he favors, but he’s presented with a difficult dilemma in the coming House speaker race. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been a loyal ally of the president and is the designated successor for the seat that will be vacated by Paul Ryan when his term expires early next year. Staunch conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, however, sees this as an opportunity for Republicans to show their voters a commitment to the president’s agenda in a way they say the leadership has not exhibited before.

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