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.
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.