Jordan, a Republican from Urbana, is a political ally of Trump.
Jordan told this news outlet last month: “President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people. Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that. It’s time to do what we said.”
Jordan, 54, is a founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which has roughly 30 members among the chamber’s current 236 Republicans.
In March, he was urged by 100-plus tea party leaders to run for speaker.
Jones said he will be glad when incumbent Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., retires in January.
“The guy that’s in there now, he’s useless,” Jones said of Ryan. “I’m glad he is quitting and getting out of there totally. I’d wish he’d take about 50 more of them.”
He said people around Butler County and country “are fed up with all of them.”
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“The Republicans, the Democrats. They’re fed up with all of them,” he said. “They seem to just want to do what’s best for them, and to keep everything stable where they’re at. They get their nice offices, they make a home, they don’t want to work on weekends. And the Republicans seem to be the worst.”
Jordan is largely credited with pushing former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to retire from Congress in 2015.
Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, who won the election to replace Boehner, supports Jordan’s House speaker bid.
Jordan's decision to seek the speakership follows allegations from at least five former wrestlers who have accused him of failing to report sexual misconduct when he served as an Ohio State University assistant wrestling coach from 1986 to 1994. Jordan was interviewed recently by lawyers investigating the allegations that a now-dead team doctor sexually abused male athletes. Jordan has denied the allegations, which he said are politically motivated.