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.
Jim Jordan was a key player in a conspiracy to steal an election.
He was a witness to Trump’s conduct on January 6th.
And now he’s refusing to cooperate with investigators.
— Jeff Sites for Congress (@Sites4Congress) January 10, 2022
If he’s got nothing to hide, then why not cooperate? 🤨
— Rita (@RitasReel) January 10, 2022
Investigations aren’t very fun when you’re the one being investigated, huh? pic.twitter.com/L5gdIIgydI
— Alex (@TopFighter) January 10, 2022
You received the medal of freedom from TFG just after 1/6, why is that Jim??? What did you do to aid in the insurrection? This letter sounds like someone who is guilty of something. Could this be the case? I believe we need to find out.
— John_Ripley (@JohnRipley417) January 10, 2022
Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours without breaking a sweat.
You are a coward.
— Red (@Redpainter1) January 10, 2022
You’re going to prison, Dipshit. Don’t forget your jacket.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 10, 2022
Dear @January6thCmte, we assume you have a subpoena ready for Jim Jordan. Please proceed.
— Mazi Chidi (@ChidiNwatu) January 10, 2022
Sounds more like you are afraid to testify under oath. How about you testify, clear your name and give them all the proof you have that the election was stolen. You could even testify under oath on TV . That way you wouldn’t have to worry about trusting the committee.
— Keeblr Elf Destroyer (@KeeblrD) January 10, 2022
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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