"Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives," Jordan said in a Thursday statement. "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."
Thursday's announcement would be the first time Jordan directly said whether or not he is running. The congressman had repeatedly said leading up to the announcement that there was no speaker's race, but the he was entertaining the idea of throwing his name in the hat. -Daily Caller
"There is no speaker's race," Jordan told TheDCNF in April. "If and when there is, my colleagues have urged me to consider it, and I'm open to that. The focus is not on who the speaker is; the focus is on what we do. The key is: We have got to get back to what the American people sent us here to do."