'They’ll put McCarthy’s head on a spike': Former GOP strategist predicts Jim Jordan will be next House Speaker
U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Photo by Gage Skidmore.

The former chief strategist for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential bid on Wednesday warned that controversial Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will be elected Speaker of the House if Republicans win the 2022 midterm elections.

Stuart Stevens pointed to a tweet from Jordan urging Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) to "ban all vaccine mandates."

"If [Republicans] take the House, [GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)] won't be Speaker - Jim Jordan will," predicted Stevens, a veteran of five GOP presidential campaigns.

"It's always that way with extremist movements, they eat their own," he explained. "They'll put McCarthy's head on a spike as warning."

"Same story as Night of the Long Knives, The Gang of Four," he said, referring to determining moments in the history of Nazi Germany and China's communist party.