Ann Wagner has changed her mind.
The Second District Congresswoman from Missouri now says she will support U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Last week, Politico reported that Wagner had said “absolutely not” when asked if she’d support Jordan. Wagner had accused Jordan of giving “the most disgraceful, ungracious” concession speech after he initially failed to win support among fellow Republicans to be Speaker
She instead nominated Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, but Scalise has since dropped out of the Speaker race.
In a statement issued Monday, Wagner said she and Jim Jordan have spoken and that he’s allayed her concerns about border security, human trafficking, international support during war and unrest, and “keeping the government open with conservative funding.”
She also said:
“Let me be clear, I am not, and will not, work with Democrats as our Republican Conference comes together to elect a conservative Speaker of the House. Too much is at stake to hand control of the House over to radical liberal Democrats, which is why we must elect a conservative as the next Speaker. Throughout my time in Congress, I have always been a team player and supported our Republican nominees out of Conference. Jim Jordan is our conference nominee, and I will support his nomination for Speaker on the House floor.”
A full House vote is expected on Tuesday.
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