Despite repeatedly insisting that he has “nothing to hide,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) released a statement refusing to comply with the House January 6th Committee investigation of the Capitol insurrection.

Jordan has admitted that he communicated with Donald Trump on January 6th when the crowd of Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol in a bid to overthrow democracy. However, he has refused to say what they talked about and how many times they spoke.

In addition, Jordan was one of several Republican lawmakers who were involved in organizing and planning January 6th.

Jordan is a witness and potential perpetrator, yet he unsuccessfully tried to get a seat on the committee so he could sabotage the investigation from within.

And although he has insisted that he has “nothing to hide,” Jordan is now refusing to comply with the committee.

“The American people are tired of Democrats’ nonstop investigations and partisan witch hunts,” Jordan said in a long rambling letter to Committee Chairman Benny Thompson (D-Miss.). It certainly demonstrates Jordan’s hypocrisy since he served on one of the several committees formed to endlessly investigate the Benghazi attack in a concerted Republican effort to persecute Hillary Clinton. In the end, there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by Clinton. That real witch hunt lasted two years, longer than the 9/11 probe.

The January 6th investigation has already turned up damning evidence and testimony that could result in charges against Trump and Republican lawmakers.

Americans took to Twitter to mock Jordan for cowardice and hypocrisy.

Clearly, Republicans are going to do everything they can to avoid being held accountable for their attempted coup. It’s time for the committee to get tough and it’s time for the Justice Department to grow a spine and start prosecutions. Republicans like Jordan who were involved in the insurrection should not be serving in Congress. They should be in a jail cell.

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