Come January 21st, 2021, Donald Trump will no longer be the president of the United States. That does not mean, however, that Trump won’t maintain complete power over the Republican party. And the president has long demanded complete deference from any GOP lawmaker.
While it is rare, some Republican officials have been willing to declare that Joe Biden has won the election. And that does not sit well with the president and his acolytes. Jim Jordan, an Ohio congressman is one of Trump’s chief sycophants. So it is no surprise that Jordan is now threatening to run against GOP Governor Mike DeWine who had the audacity to declare Joe Biden the electoral winner.
DeWine told CNN last week, “I think that we need to consider the former vice president as the President-elect. Joe Biden is the President-elect. Look, I’m worried about this virus, I’m not looking at what the merits of the case are. It would appear that Joe Biden is going to be the next president of the United States.”
This enraged Donald Trump, who tweeted, “Who will be running for Governor of the Great State of Ohio? Will be hotly contested!”
This tweet apparently caught the attention of Jim Jordan, who has been critical of DeWine’s COVID restrictions. Cleveland.com’s Andrew Tobias spoke to a GOP consultant about the likelihood of Jordan running for the governorship in 2022. The consultant said, “It’s on his mind, I’ll put it that way. I would say it’s unlikely in the end knowing him, but I’m not going to shut the door on it.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.