Rep. Jim Jordan (R‑OH) said on Sunday that his first directive, if elected Speaker of the House, would be in support of Israel.
The lawmaker made the pledge during an interview on Fox News as Israel goes to war with Hamas after the militant group launched a surprise attack out of Gaza over the weekend.
“Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo said to Jordan, “Tell me what your first directive would be as speaker,” to which the Ohio Republican responded, “to help the state of Israel.”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 8, 2023
“There will be some resolution on the floor to support the state of Israel,” Jordan said. He added that there will be consultations with House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul (R‑TX) and the Senate.
“We will work with the State Department and the White House,” Jordan continued. “But that is something …