GOP lawmakers are casting doubt on whether Donald Trump’s endorsement for Jim Jordan being the speaker of the House will move the needle in the speaker race, Axios has learned.
Moderate and those lawmakers who are representing the districts that were won by President Joe Biden in 2020 are worried that them supporting Trump chosen candidate could have consequences on votes in the election back home.
Trump’s backing may be counterproductive in swaying moderates – and the GOP conference vote to pick a speaker nominee is secret ballout, taking the loyalty test out of the equation.
Others stated that it might nudge the lawmakers a little bit off the fence who represent conservative districts and also share great relationship with both Jordan and Steve Scalise.
“I love Trump but this is inside baseball and not a Republican primary,” stated a senior lawmaker to Axios.