Bret Baier, chief political anchor for Fox News, will conduct a joint interview with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) on Monday on Capitol Hill in regards to the race for House speaker.
Jordan and Scalise have introduced their bids to succeed Kevin McCarthy, who was ousted this week, whereas Hern has stated he’s mulling a run for the submit.
The interview will air on Special Report on Monday, upfront of a vote on Tuesday, the community stated.
Punchbowl News first reported on Baier’s interview. There might be no viewers, however the occasion doubtless might be carefully watched by the Republican caucus as they attempt to elect a brand new chief.
Donald Trump, who himself has been pitched as a candidate and has expressed a willingness to take action, endorsed Jordan for speaker in a Truth Social submit early on Friday, writing that he has “my complete and total endorsement.”
Weighing in in opposition to Jordan was former Rep. Liz Cheney, who in a speech on Thursday cited his involvement in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election outcomes, ensuing within the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. “There was a handful of people, of which he was the leader, who knew what Donald Trump had planned,” she stated. “Someone needs to ask Jim Jordan, ‘Why didn’t you report to the Capitol Police what you knew Donald Trump had planned. You were in those meetings at the White House.”
She added, “If Republicans decide that Jim Jordan should be the speaker of the House … there would no longer be any possible way to argue that a group of elected Republicans could be counted on to defend the Constitution.”