The "vast majority" of the Republican Party considers former President Donald Trump as the party's leader and members should heed his call for unity, Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday.
"He's the leader of the conservative movement, the leader of the America-First movement, and he is the leader of the Republican Party," the Ohio Republican said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "I hope on Jan. 25, 2025, he once again will be the leader of our country. I hope he runs, but he is definitely the leader of our party. We need to stay together."
Jordan was Trump's opening speaker Sunday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference's convention in Orlando, and noted that the former president was "great" and there was a good deal of energy in the room among conservatives crowded in there to support him.
"The American people appreciate someone who does what they said (they would do)," said Jordan. "So often in this town, people will campaign, get to Washington, and come up with a bunch of excuses why they can't do what they said they were going to do or pretend, but never really get it done."
Trump, though, "just said I'm going to do it and do what I said, and it is so refreshing," said Jordan. "The American people know he was doing it on their behalf and that's why all these events people actually say we love you, Mr. President, because they do. They love someone who keeps their word and fights for them and that's what he did."
Trump made it clear during his speech that there will be no third party but he'll try to unite the Republican Party.
Jordan insisted, like Trump did, that several states changed their laws in the run-up to the November election.
"The left knew under the existing rules they couldn't beat President Trump, so in the run-up to the election, they had to change the law but they couldn't do it in a constitutional fashion because in the key swing states they didn't control the legislature, so they had to go around with local Democrat partisan judges," said Jordan. "These state legislatures are going to have to get control of their election law and put in place the changes that President Trump talked about in his speech yesterday."
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