A Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee lit into Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) for accusing the Biden administration of “weaponizing” the Justice Department yet failing to admit that a second Trump presidency would be the very definition of an out of control DOJ.
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) noted that Jordan and the GOP’s so-called “hearings” are merely an attempt to “ramp up their own misinformation campaign before the 2024 election.”
Plaskett added that Trump’s recent online threats about how he will punish his enemies if he gets another term in office sound like something straight out of Nazi Germany.
Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the American republic even when it isn’t in office. And if he returns to the presidency, this country will be utterly destroyed. He’ll see to that.
Fox News host Maria Bartiromo is so terrified that President Joe Biden will win the 2024 election that she’s begging House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) to speed up the process.
Jordan was a guest on “Sunday Morning Futures,” and was asked by the host:
That’s when Bartiromo revealed her desperation:
Jordan: “He said they come after him because he’s fighting for us. That is true. That’s what the swamp does. They’re going after President Trump because he kept his word, and he’s fighting for us.”
Trump kept his word? On what? The man is a pathological liar who belongs behind bars for the next 50 years.
While Republicans like to say they’re confident Trump can win in 2024, Bartiromo just made it clear they’re worried the multiply-indicted loser ex-president will only manage a victory with help if his opponent is impeached, something that happened to the Donald not once, but twice.
If you’ve seen any of the hearings on the “weaponization” of the FBI that were led by House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) you may have seen former field agent Garret O’Boyle (the guy who looks like a villain in a Batman movie) making all sorts of dubious claims about why he was supposedly “silenced” by the agency.
In reality, the reason O’Boyle was reprimanded for failing to do his job, especially as it applies to defendants charged with crimes allegedly committed on January 6, 2021.
During his testimony, The Guardian reports, O’Boyle was asked about funding he had received from a former Trump administration official.
At one point, O’Boyle was asked by Democrat Dan Goldman whether Kash Patel, who held multiple roles in the Trump administration, is helping finance O’Boyle’s legal counsel. The witness replied: “Not that I’m aware of.”
The answer has raised eyebrows because, during a previous interview with the House of Representatives’ weaponisation subcommittee in February, O’Boyle disclosed that his legal fees are being paid by a nonprofit organisation called Fight With Kash, also known as the Kash Foundation and run by Kash Patel.
In other words, it appears that O’Boyle may have lied under oath, and that could get him criminally charged.
Congressman Goldman said he has contacted Jordan and made it clear he believes O’Boyle may have lied to Congress.
“Mr O’Boyle’s answers in the subcommittee hearing on Thursday appear to contradict his previous testimony in the transcribed interview with subcommittee staff. In order to ensure witnesses are truthful when they come before the subcommittee, Chairman Jordan must determine whether or not Mr O’Boyle lied under oath on Thursday.”
Kyle Herrig, executive director of the Congressional Integrity Project, echoed Goldman, noting, “Mr O’Boyle’s testimony in this week’s hearing should be investigated immediately by Chairman Jordan’s subcommittee. The fact that O’Boyle’s own lawyer has such deep ties to Kash Patel, a January 6 co-conspirator and close ally of Donald Trump, is already enough to call any of his testimony into question.”
According to Russell Dye, a spokesperson for Jordan, there’s no reason for Democrats to be upset: “Yet again the Democrats distorted the facts in their report on our brave FBI whistleblowers. Jesse Binnall is representing Mr O’Boyle pro bono.”
Distorted the facts? Sounds like what Jordan has been doing since he began lying to cover his ass when it came to light he had failed to report sexual abuse at Ohio State University while he was a coach on the OSU wrestling team.
Another day, another failed attempt by House Republicans to elect a speaker of the House.
After pushing through a vote this afternoon that some in the GOP were hoping might see Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) get enough votes to be the next speaker, the Ohio Republican instead got humiliated by garnering fewer votes that Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), the Washington Post reported.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a conservative firebrand allied with former president Donald Trump, failed to win over enough Republican holdouts to reach a majority on the House floor to become the next speaker. The Ohio Republican confirmed Tuesday evening there would not be another round of voting until at least 11 a.m. on Wednesday.Jordan is seeking to succeed Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who was ousted as speaker two weeks ago. Jordan became the Republican nominee after Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the first choice of the GOP conference, withdrew from the race last week.
Jordan could only afford to lose three GOP votes. Instead, he lost 20, suggesting that his support is dropping with each passing day.
As members of Congress walked off the House floor, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) commented, “I feel sad for the institution. I think it’s sad that they’re getting worse and worse.”
But it was what she said next that may well be the perfect summation of Republican dysfunction:
Shortly before the House of Representatives took a vote to decide who would be the next speaker of the House, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) decided she’d make the case for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to be that person.
But as HuffPost notes, Stefanik’s reference to Jordan’s past as a wrestler drew audible gasps in the House chamber and left many wondering what in the hell she’d been thinking by bringing up the subject.
Stefanik said Jordan “is the voice of the American people who have felt voiceless for far too long. Whether as judiciary chair, conservative leader, or representative for his constituents in West Central Ohio, whether on the wrestling mat or in the committee room, Jim Jordan is strategic, scrappy, tough and principled.”
The wrestling comment once again brought to the forefront Jordan’s controversial past as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University from 1986 to 1994 at a time when the team doctor molested several of the student-athletes. Allegedly, Jordan knew about the abuse and said nothing.
Stefanik: Jim is the voice of the American people who have felt voiceless for far too long. Whether as judiciary chair, conservative leader or representative for his constituents in west-central Ohio, whether on the wrestling mat… pic.twitter.com/P1MJZzyfFn
Wow, I can’t believe @RepStefanik went there when so many young college students at Ohio State were sexually assaulted and molested under Assistant Coach Jordan’s watch pic.twitter.com/QvnypD0gWp
— Karen Musk MAGA Grievance Mgr (Clearly Parody) (@elonsbuttcrack) October 17, 2023
@RepStefanik Jim Jordan hasn’t done shit for his constituents or the American people in his 16 years in congress, he has never written or passed a single piece of legislation in his 16 years in congress. Shut the hell the fake bullshit praise woman https://t.co/BTVLOoMjBG
Jim understands Americans who long for fascism, who yearn to look away as their kids are sexually abused, who are too lazy to do any actual work if it’s not half assed showboating. Real salt of the earth. https://t.co/GDNwSvQKa5