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‘Complicit In Everything’: New Evidence Shows Jim Jordan Was A Key Player In The Jan. 6 Conspiracy 

Thanks to the January 6 House Select Committee, we know the main members of the Trump administration who played the biggest roles in the attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, however, began to lay out on Tuesday how members of Congress were also part of the conspiracy which led to the storming of the Capitol.

One name that repeatedly came up during Hutchinson’s testimony was that of Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, as Jeffrey C. Isaac notes in an article he wrote for The Bulwark:

There was a moment in Hutchinson’s testimony when this question briefly sprang into view. She commented that ‘Jim’ had been trying to reach Meadows by phone as the Capitol was being breached. ‘Jim’ was Representative Jim Jordan, one of the more notable Trumpists in Congress. The substance of the conversations between Jordan and the White House remains unknown, because Jordan has refused to cooperate with the committee.

While we know that Jordan spoke with failed, one-term former president Donald Trump multiple times on Jan. 6, other evidence suggests that the Ohio congressman played an even larger role, Isaac adds:

After the violence of Jan. 6th subsided, Jim led the effort on the floor of the Senate to delay and obstruct the counting of the Electoral Votes, and was perhaps the most vocal and visible of the 147 Congressional Republicans who voted to overturn Biden’s victory.

Jordan has also issued threats about what he has planned if Republicans take control of the House in the November midterm elections, and that, Isaac concludes, tells us that he’s worried about his own complicity:

“In the months since Joe Biden’s inauguration, Jim has waged a relentless rhetorical war against the Democratic party and promised that if the Republicans retake the House in November, he will use his position as incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to organize a series of public hearings to investigate the Bidens, hearings that would surely make the Benghazi inquisition of Hillary Clinton in 2015 seem like a picnic. Perhaps it is the case that as the violent mob approached his position, ‘Jim’ was frantically trying to convince Mark Meadows to get Trump to do something to prevent the crowd from assaulting him and his friends. Or perhaps not.

“But whatever the case it hardly matters, because ‘Jim’ was innocent of nothing and complicit in everything that transpired that day.”

What exactly was Jordan’s role in the Capitol insurrection? The American people deserve to know.

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Jim Jordan Calls Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony ‘Hearsay’ – Gets Reminded Of His College Sex Scandal

Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan is such a clueless fool, and he proved it today when he sent out a tweet suggesting that former Trump administration aide Cassidy Hutchinson had provided nothing more than “hearsay” when she testified before the January 6 House Select Committee earlier this afternoon.

Using the Twitter account of the House Judiciary GOP (which Jordan’s office controls), the congressman posted:

“It’s literally all hearsay evidence. What a joke.”

That led former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti to give Jordan a lesson in the law, which he so clearly needs:

And then Ken White, a partner at Brown, White & Osborn, who tweets under the handle of “Popehat,” shredded Jordan by bringing up the sexual assault scandal he was part of while an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University.

“So if a player comes up to you and says ‘hey coach I went to the team doctor for a bloody nose and he grabbed my genitals instead,’ that’s not hearsay because he’s not repeating an out-of-court statement, it’s something that person perceived.”

“But if people came to you and said ‘hey coach a bunch of people are complaining that the team doctor is perving on them in the showers and doing gratuitous genital exams,’ that would be hearsay, because they’re talking about other people’s statements.”

“Now, say you were being sued for something — say, some sort of grotesque dereliction of duty for failing to report or stop the serial sexual abuse of people under your care — and a witness said ‘I told coach about it and he said ‘I have nothing to do with this.” That’s not hearsay either, because in that case you’re a party opponent and a statement of a party opponent is not hearsay. Just like first-hand witness testimony about what Trump said would be a statement of a party opponent in, say, a prosecution of Trump.”

As a finishing touch, Jones also noted that he thinks Trump is facing prosecution:

Jim Jordan just loves owning himself, doesn’t he?

 

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WATCH NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell School Jim Jordan On The First Amendment

Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan got his head handed to him on Wednesday by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell when Jordan tried to trip up Goodell on the subject of the First Amendment and free speech.

Specifically, Jordan said he was upset that Goodell had fined Washington Commanders Jack Del Rio for downplaying the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot that left five people (including a Capitol Police officer) dead.

Jordan began with a confrontational tone, asking Goodell:

“You made this statement. ‘We the National Football League encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.’ Did you really mean that when you said, Mr. Goodell?”

Goodell replied:

“Yes, I think people are responsible for what they say and what they do. Yes.”

Jordan:

“When you said you encourage all to speak out, you meant all, not just some?”

And that’s when Goodell reminded Jordan that the First Amendment isn’t absolute:

“That’s correct, congressman, but you are responsible for what you say. There are consequences for what you do, and say, and write.”

Jordan’s wan response was “Yeah.”

Keep in mind this is the same Jim Jordan who spoke via phone with failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump as the attack on the Capitol was taking place and may have also helped plan the attack.

Also, Jordan has steadfastly refused to give testimony to the January 6 committee unless they agree to show him all of the evidence they have in advance. Sounds like the sort of thing a guilty person would demand, doesn’t it?

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WATCH Ted Lieu Destroy Jim Jordan For Lying About Democrats Intimidating SCOTUS Justices

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) did something today that more Democrats need to do when they catch a Republican telling a blatant lie: Call them out and let the world know.

During debate on legislation to protect Supreme Court justices and their staff, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) began hollering loudly, suggesting that Democrats said “not to worry” when some justices were protested at their homes shortly after a draft abortion opinion leaked out and seemed to indicate that the high court’s six conservative justices are ready to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade opinion that legalized a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices:

“That’s the position of Democrats in this body! And that’s why we’re saying why did it take so long? Six weeks ago was when the draft leak happened and the protests started at justices’ homes almost immediately after the leak of that draft!”

When it was time for Democrats to speak, Lieu destroyed Jordan by using facts to counter what the Ohio Republican had just said:

“I’m going to respond to that because what he just said was a lie. The fact that he’s saying that Democrats think there’s nothing wrong, there’s no danger to Supreme Court justices is a lie. Why? Because we’re the majority party and, look, we just put this bill up and we’re about to vote on it.”

But Lieu was just getting warmed up, and he added:

“We clearly care about Supreme Court justices, but we also care about the families and employees of the Supreme Court and that is what we’re talking about today. Republicans are misleading you. Supreme Court justices, right now, have law enforcement protection details. They are protected by law enforcement.”

Before he finished, Lieu also managed to get in a reminder that Republicans are the ones who seem to be in favor of terrorizing people:

“You want to talk about intimidation?. I’ll tell you what intimidation is. It is Trump supporters assaulting the Capitol on Jan. 6, brutalizing 140 police officers. That is intimidation!”

 

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Jim Jordan Gets Repeatedly Fact-Checked When He Lies At A House Hearing On Guns

 

During a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) tried his best to suggest that Democrats were trying to push through radical gun safety laws in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

But Jordan was repeatedly fact-checked and shut down by Democrats on the committee, which was debating the Protecting Our Kids Act.

Jordan began his fact-free harangue with this:

“No one wants another tragedy, no one wants this to happen again. That’s why it’s regretful that Democrats have rushed to a markup today in what seems more like political theater than a real attempt at public safety or finding solutions. The Democrats never once reached out to us to seeking out before the legislation we are considering today. Protecting children is not a Republican or Democrat issue.”

The Ohio Republican also claimed that House Democrats had already passed gun control measures that he said were too radical to ever get a hearing in the Senate:

“Those bills are radical attempts to legislate away Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. The Senate has not taken up the legislation, just like it won’t take up this bill. What we’re doing is designed to appeal to Democratic primary voters.”

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) laid some knowledge on Jordan, noting that guns were the largest cause of death for children and that since Columbine back in 1999, a staggering 311,00 students have been exposed to gun violence:

“Tell the parents who lost children, tell the family members who saw loved ones slaughtered that we are rushing. The real question is why has it taken us so long, and there is one reason: We don’t have Republican colleagues in the fight with us. We passed two bills to strengthen criminal background checks. Our ranking member described those as radical attempts to take away the Second Amendment. That is a bill supported by 90 percent of the American people. Common sense, as well as closing the Charleston loophole. Enough with these bogus arguments about the Second Amendment. This is about fulfilling our responsibility to keep our constituents safe from gun violence.”

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) also lit into Jordan:

“The Democrats are not rushing anything. The public is demanding we take action because they have seen what happened in Uvalde, Texas, they have seen what happened in Buffalo, they have seen what happened in Tulsa. It is happening all too often. It is deadly. Assault weapons were banned from 1994 to 2004, it was constitutionally permissible. It wasn’t until 2008 and the Heller decision, when Justice [Antonin] Scalia said that people had a right based on the Second Amendment to protect their homes with reasonable weapons and said that that was not something that would prohibit government from having more restrictive laws on people with mental health problems or people who have criminal backgrounds or other possible changes in the law.”

Jim Jordan is one of the reasons there is no sensible gun control in this country. He’s nothing but a career politician who’s in the pocket of the gun lobby.