U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan Sunday night released a letter stating he will not comply with the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Attack’s request for information, after spending months insisting he has “nothing to hide.” The Ohio Republican is a top Trump ally who admits he spoke with the then-president on the day of the insurrection but in an interview claimed he was unable to recall when or how many times.
“The American people are tired of Democrats’ nonstop investigations and partisan witch hunts,” Jordan declared in a letter to Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS). Jordan served as one of the seven majority members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, one of at least six GOP-led investigations into essentially a congressional attack on the presidential aspirations of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. GOP lawmakers held 33 hearings into Benghazi, the crescendo of which was Clinton’s nearly 11-hour testimony.
MSNBC on Monday reported:
“If they call me, I got nothing to hide,” the far-right lawmaker said in July. In October, during a House Rules Committee hearing, the Ohioan echoed the sentiment, insisting, “I’ve said all along, ‘I have nothing to hide.'”
He now appears to have something to hide.
Political commentator Keith Olbermann blasted Jordan, appearing to suggest he has culpability for the Jan. 6 attack:
You’re going to prison, Dipshit. Don’t forget your jacket.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 10, 2022
“Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours without breaking a sweat. You are a coward,” wrote one social media user on Twitter.
“Just like his coaching days Rep. Jim Jordan is obstructing an investigation,” declared another.
“Jim Jordan is a dirty ass traitor,” charged yet another.
Spectrum News reporter Taylor Popielarz:
He struggled to answer.
— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) January 10, 2022
The Guardian’s Hugo Lowell:
Just in: House Republican Jim Jordan suggests in letter he won’t cooperate with Jan. 6 committee, calling the investigation “far outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry” — an arguments courts have rejected.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) January 10, 2022
A few other responses:
If you had nothing to hide, you’d show up and provide the committee with whatever they needed. Like this woman did — for 11 hours! pic.twitter.com/NrcAl9BN2k
— 🆂🆃🅸🅽🅰 🅻🆈🅽🅽 (@stinaxlynn85) January 10, 2022
Your days of coverups are over. FASCIST TRAITOR ! pic.twitter.com/BQx4Apulbe
— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) January 10, 2022
You are a coward and a traitor.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) January 10, 2022
raise your hand if you’d like to see shouty half-dressed degenerate wrestling coach Jim Jordan testify under oath in front of Congress on live television for 11 straight hours to explain why he’s being so fucking evasive about his January 6th phone calls with Donald Trump
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 10, 2022
This Jim Jordan won’t answer committee questions? This Jim Jordan right here? pic.twitter.com/3eJHi8j7Dl
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) January 10, 2022
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