Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, said Monday evening that being named to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was not a hard decision for him to make.
“(House Minority) Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., asked me to serve on that,” Jordan said during an interview on “Stinchfield.” “I want to serve because we know what this is. This is impeachment round three. This is to go after (former Republican) President (Donald) Trump, and I don’t frankly blame the Democrats for doing this because what else they got?”
Jordan went on to say that Democrats could only discuss how prices of things have gone up, spikes in violent crime rates in major cities, or the crisis that is unfolding at the southern border.
“We had a record number of illegal immigrants crossing our border in March. But then that was broken by the record number in April, which, of course was broken by the record number in May, which, of course, was then broken again by the record number in June,” the congressman said. “That’s how crazy the situation is, so they can’t talk about any of those issues. What are they going to do? The same old thing, go after President Trump, who was the most successful president in our lifetimes.”
Jordan is one of five Republicans named by McCarthy to the committee that will hold hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot where several hundred people stormed the federal building to disrupt a joint session of Congress making a final tally of the 2020 Electoral College votes.advertisement — content continues below
Five people died including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and civilian Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by an unidentified Capitol Police Officer.
The four other Republicans named by McCarthy are Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., and Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas.
Pelosi, D-Calif., who created the committee and named Rep. Liz Cheney, Wy., has veto power over the names McCarthy submitted, CNN reported Monday.
“You’ve got a mix from the entire conference, from people who objected, people who didn’t object. … You’ve got people who authored the commission,” McCarthy said to the press. “So, you’ve got a microcosm of the conference.”
Jordan then said that he would serve on the committee and listen to all the facts, but stated he would also point out the glaring double standard that is applied when Democrats are on the other side of the issue.
“I guess the rule is only Democrats can object to any type of election and raise any concerns about an election. When we do it all that somehow that’s terrible, but they can do it. No problem,” Jordan went on to say. “So, once again, the double standard. We will definitely point out that, not to mention the fact that during the summer of 2020, they called all those terrible incidents that took place against law enforcement, small business owners, and American citizens. They called it peaceful protests. They talked about defunding the police. They actually did defund the police, and they bailed out the very people who were creating the anarchy in our streets.”
We need to ensure that the Democrats who are involved in this committee are held accountable to the truth and don’t simply use this as an opportunity to paint up conservatives as crazy radicals, which they are desperately attempting to do.