Jordan, R-Ohio, made the comments in a meeting with Fox News before his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday. Jordan, one of the highest-profile Republicans in the House of Representatives, is the second-highest profile speaker of the day behind former President Donald Trump, who will present the essence address.
"I don't know if -- it's gonna be tough to work with the Democrats because they're just so radically left today," Jordan told Fox News. "I mean, you think about the policies the Biden administration has put in executive orders, canceling the moratorium on letting illegals in the country with a criminal record. The cancellation of the 1776 Commission, for goodness sakes. ... The left is as radical as they get."
Jordan also evaded a question about how House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have handled their jobs and the contention around Trump in the past two months. Jordan instead backed the work Trump did in office and said he wishes that Trump will run again in 2024.
"I think President Trump is the leader of our party," he said. "I don't think there's any doubt about that. I think there's a few people on the fringe of our party, the Lincoln Project folks, who've been against the president."
Jordan added: "But our party is led by President Trump. I think that's good. I hope he runs for office, for the presidency again in 2024. I think if he does he will get the nomination and I think he will win."
Jordan also said that he sides with McCarthy in his discussions with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over a potential commission to examine the security blunders at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Pelosi's original plan would have had 7 members selected by Democrats and four by Republicans, something which Republicans publicly objected to last week.
"If she wants to do a truly bipartisan commission, Kevin's right. Leader McCarthy's right. If she wants to do a commission where they're gonna dig into it they look into it, that's one thing and I think everyone would support that," he said. "If it's just gonna be another political attack on Republicans... so far the Democrats seem to indicate they don't want that kind of bipartisan spirit."
Additionally, Jordan said that he does not believe Trump is to blame for the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
"I think President Trump was an amazing president ... the people who engaged in the wrongdoing on Jan. 6 should be held to account but that was not the president's fault," Jordan said.