Jordan told Fox News on Friday that former Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who are both expected to announce a presidential bid soon, are “great guy[s],” but Trump has his full support going into the GOP presidential primary. The House Republican’s comments come as the GOP primary heats up and two weeks after Trump was charged with 34 felony counts for his alleged hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels.
“I just talked to Vice President [Mike] 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,” Jordan said.
Jordan said that he supports Trump because, during his four years in Washington, D.C., he proved he will stick to his promises.
“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,” he said. “And that’s what I still respect about President Trump, and I’m for him all the way.”
Jordan has stood by the former president as Trump faces his criminal trial in Manhattan, launching an inquiry into the unprecedented investigation of an ex-president. Last week, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee subpoenaed former New York County Special Assistant District Attorney Mark Pomerantz, who has pursued criminal charges against Trump. Pomerantz abruptly resigned along with one other prosecutor leading the Trump inquiry in February of last year after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg reportedly expressed doubts about the case he inherited from his predecessor.
Pomerantz’s public statements about the investigation “strongly suggest that Bragg’s prosecution of President Trump is politically motivated,” according to Jordan.
Bragg sued Jordan earlier this week, seeking to block congressional subpoenas linked to the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation of Trump and accusing Jordan of “obstruction and interference.”
Trump, who consistently leads polls for the GOP nomination by double digits, now adds Jordan’s name to a growing list of Republicans who have publicly come out in support of him for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Six senators and at least 40 House members, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) have all endorsed or expressed that they are behind Trump for 2024.
Trump is currently up against three other declared Republican candidates. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson have all announced their campaigns for the White House. DeSantis and Pence, along with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), are widely expected to jump into the race in the coming weeks or months.
Daniel Chaitin contributed to this report.