Jim Jordan’s announcement that he planned to run for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives led to a variety of reactions. Here are excerpts of their reactions:
“I’m excited. I had the pleasure to work with Congressman Jordan for six years in the district office. One of his mottoes that sticks with me is ‘do what you say you’re going to do.’ That continues to be evident in his office and how he serves.
“The pillars that he stands on is what this country needs. What he stands for and who he is will bode well for the country.”
— Cory Noonan, Allen County commissioner
“One thing is abundantly clear: Washington is broken, and people think their representatives are totally disconnected from their everyday challenges. The voters will have to decide whether Jim Jordan is part of the problem or part of the solution. ”
— Janet Garrett, Jordan’s Democratic opponent in the November general election
“I look to be a part of a meeting in the very near future to find out what we can do to help him and a portion of that will be to reach to to some of the other congressmen who we’ve known throughout the years, talk to them and promote Jim.”
— Keith Cheney, Allen County Republican Party chair
“ Jim Jordan’s ambition to become the next Speaker of the House knows no bounds, and he’s turning an independent investigation of a foreign attack on our nation’s electoral system into a political football.
“Protecting the Mueller probe should be a bipartisan effort. Jim Jordan’s impeachment resolution should be condemned by Republicans and Democrats alike for what it is — a dirty political hit job designed to distract from Jim’s personal issues, pander to the president and campaign for Speaker of the House.”
— David Pepper, Ohio Democratic Party chairman
“This is interesting news. In our area, the Congressman remains very popular even after the allegations made against him. I do believe his very conservative views will make it an uphill climb for him to be voted as Speaker.”
— Julie Ehemann, Shelby County commissioner