Washington, D.C.- House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik formally nominated Speaker-Designate Jim Jordan (R-OH) as the next Speaker of the House. Stefanik cited how Jordan will be America's Speaker "for such a time as this" (Esther 4:14) and lead House Republicans in delivering results for the American people.
View the full transcript of her remarks below:
“Mr. Speaker Pro Tempore, Madam Clerk, colleagues, on behalf of the House Republican Conference, I rise today to nominate the gentleman from Ohio, Jim Jordan, as Speaker of the People's House.
We are at a time of great crisis across America, a time of historic challenges in this very Chamber, and a time when heinous acts of terror and evil have been committed against our great ally Israel.
As this body convenes for the sacred responsibility to elect the next Speaker of the People's House, I am reminded of The Book of Esther: ‘for such a time as this.’ Jim Jordan will be America's Speaker ‘for such a time as this.’
A time when hardworking American families are struggling under the vice of inflation - not able to afford groceries, heat, or gas because of the trillions and trillions of dollars of reckless spending by failed Far Left government.
A time when millions are being illegally trafficked and smuggled across our Southern and Northern borders due to the catastrophic and inhumane wide open borders of Joe Biden. A time when violent crime is skyrocketing across America, destroying our great cities, suburbs, and small towns. Where people no longer feel safe in their homes or in their communities.
A time when American energy production has been crushed by Joe Biden's radical, failed Far Left policies causing seniors, farmers, and families to pay more at the pump and struggle with skyrocketing utility bills. A time when the federal government is weaponized against We The People, who they are supposed to serve, stripping us of our God-given Constitutional rights and wrongfully targeting conservatives, Catholics, and even parents at school board meetings.
And a time when the people of our closest and most precious ally, Israel, suffered the bloodiest day since the Holocaust. With acts of inhumane evil committed by Hamas terrorists backed by Iran - grotesque atrocities - the beheadings of babies, rapes, kidnappings, and slaughter of women, children, and the elderly, and Israelis and Americans taken hostage. We are here in this very Chamber for such a time as this. Jim Jordan will be We The People's Speaker ‘for such a time as this.
Our friend and colleague Jim Jordan is a patriot. He is an America First warrior who wins the toughest of fights - going after corruption and delivering accountability at the highest levels of government on behalf of We The People. Jim is the voice of the American people who have felt voiceless for far too long. Whether as Judiciary Chair, conservative leader, or representative for his constituents in West Central Ohio. Whether on the wrestling mat or in the committee room, Jim Jordan is strategic, scrappy, tough, and principled. He is a mentor, a worker, and above all - he is a fighter. And the American people know, we know, that Jim Jordan is a winner on behalf of the American people.
Almost ten years ago, many of us sat with our colleague Jim Jordan in this very chamber when Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered his historic joint address - which some of our colleagues across the aisle shamefully boycotted. Bibi pointed out that in this very chamber, we serve under the watchful gaze of Moses. He said quote, ‘Overlooking all of us in this chamber is the image of Moses. And before the people of Israel entered the land of Israel, Moses gave us a message that has steeled our resolve for thousands of years. ‘Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread them.’ He went on to say, ‘My friends, may Israel and America always stand together, strong and resolute. May we neither fear nor dread the challenges ahead. May we face the future with confidence, strength, and hope.’
On behalf of the American people, let's face the future with confidence, strength, and hope. Let's elect Jim Jordan our Speaker of the People's House - ‘for such a time as this.”’