Rep. Jim Jordan Wants Pelosi Investigated Over This

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In January, the Democrat-run House committee that is “investigating” the violence that occurred at the Capitol on January 6 wanted to speak to Representative Jim Jordan, one of former President Trump’s top allies. Jordan blasted the committee, stating that he would not cooperate.

The vast majority of protesters on that day were peaceful. A handful became violent and Democrats are trying to say that Trump planned to overthrow the government of the most powerful nation on earth by sending a few hundred people with flagpoles and water bottles to the Capitol Building.

An absurd notion, but it’s all Democrats have as all of their socialist policies have sent the nation into a death spiral that will end with America looking like Venezuela.

In the first days of 2021, ‘Stop the Steal’ protesters breached the Capitol, a few of them with the objective to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s election win. Jordan was asked to detail conversations he had with Trump during these protests.

‘This request is far outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry, violates core constitutional principles and would serve to further erode legislative norms,’ Jordan said in a letter to the committee chairman.

‘The American people are tired of Democrats’ nonstop investigations and partisan witch hunts,’ he said, adding to a growing list of Trump allies who have refused to respond to questions.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi had rejected Jordan’s nomination to the committee investigating the riot, citing his support for Trump’s claims of election fraud.

In the current phase of its investigation, the committee looking into last year’s incident at the Capitol is trying to compel three more House Republicans to participate.

Now the committee is targeting GOP representatives Andy Biggs of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama, and Ronny Jackson of Texas.

Each lawmaker said they would not assist the committee with information and testimony requests.

“I will not be participating in the illegitimate and Democrat-sympathizing House Jan. 6 committee panel,” Biggs stated.

“The committee has been a sham since its origins. Its entire purpose is to destroy President Trump and his supporters, intimidate members of Congress, and distract Americans from real issues that are destroying this country.

The committee operates with the same kind of bias present at the Salem Witch Trials. Everyone is guilty and must demonstrate their innocence. They are basing their witch-hunt on dubious media accounts.”

“At one time I would have voluntarily testified before the Nancy Pelosi Witch Hunt Committee provided the testimony was in public, the questioners were Congressmen, and the questions were limited to events related to January 6. But that time has long passed,” Brooks declared.

“I’ve already given numerous sworn affidavits and public statements about January 6. At this moment in time, right before an Alabama U.S. Senate election, if they want to talk, they’re gonna have to send me a subpoena, which I will fight.”

Jordan not only refused to cooperate with the committee, but he has also called for an investigation into the role House Speaker Nancy Pelosi played last January.

In a previous statement, Jordan called the probe a “political operation” meant to prevent Donald Trump from being a candidate for president in 2024.

“There’s been subpoenas issued to 11 individuals, 11 American citizens who asked the government permission on an application to hold the Trump rally,” Jordan stated.

“The government granted it and now the committee petitions them to ask them questions about exercising their First Amendment right to assemble,” he continued.

“And why would they subpoena me? I didn’t do anything wrong — I talked to the president. I talk to the president all the time. I just think that’s — you know where I’m at on this commission — this is all about going after President Trump. That seems obvious.”

Further rebuking, Jordan stated, “everyone in the country sees this as a political operation. This is designed to get after President Trump. Because they don’t want him to run again.”

Members of the Republican National Committee have complained that the committee targets Republicans.

“The nominal Republicans on the committee provide a pastiche of bipartisanship, but no genuine protection or due process for the ordinary people who did not riot being targeted and terrorized by the committee,” Republican National Committee member Richard Porter of Illinois said. “The investigation is a de facto Democrat-only investigation increasingly unmoored from congressional norms.”

“We need to move on from that whole discussion and, frankly, move forward and get the House back in 2022,” remarked California Republican Rep. Mike Garcia.

Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the House GOP, refused requests from the committee in January as well, saying that it aims to harm its political rivals.

“And now it wants to interview me about public statements that have been shared with the world, and private conversations not remotely related to the violence that unfolded at the Capitol. I have nothing else to add,” he defiantly stated.

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