But congressional Republicans could not muster the votes last year to scrap Obamacare and replace it with a more market-oriented system.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is stepping down at the end of this year and retiring from Congress.
Although most analysts believe Jordan has little chance to emerge as speaker, he may control enough votes to decide who the next GOP leader would be. Throughout his years in the House, Jordan has antagonized many Republicans, including former House Speaker John Boehner of West Chester.
In addition, the Republicans are in danger of losing control of the House for the first time since 2010, which would mean they could not pick the next speaker. The GOP holds 236 seats compared to 193 for the Democrats while six seats are vacant.
“This election in 41 days is … about one person whose name is not even on the ballot,” Jordan said. “This is about the president of the United States, President Donald Trump. The left is out to stop the president and stop his policies.”
Jordan predicted if Democrats seize control of the House, “they will try to impeach our president.”