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Rep. Jim Jordan to Fellow Republicans: Get in the Game

The Ohio Republican, the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, says, “I think what happens all too often is we forfeit before the ref blows the whistle.” Also: “You have to, you have to get off the sidelines, take the risk, get into the game, elevate the debate, fully commit, make your argument in a compelling and articulate way — and then you can win.”

He may not have meant it that way, but that sounds like an argument for Rep. Jordan to jump into a House leadership race.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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