Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said the Democrats' investigation of the event on January 6 at the United States Capitol is a "total assault on Americans' rights."
Jordan erupted when discussing the committee's approval of a criminal contempt report to punish Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. Jordan has called for an investigation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her conduct that day.
“There’s been subpoenas issued to 11 individuals, 11 American citizens who asked the government permission on an application to hold the Trump rally,” Jordan said.
“The government granted it and now the January 6 committee petitions them to ask them questions about exercising their First Amendment right to assemble,” he added.
“And why would they subpoena me? I didn’t do anything wrong — I talked to the president,” Mr. Jordan told the Washington Post. “I talk to the president all the time. I just think that’s — you know where I’m at on this commission — this is all about going after President Trump. That seems obvious.”
“And they told these companies that, by the way, don’t let the person we’re telling you to preserve information for, don’t let them know as the law requires, don’t let them know that we’ve asked you to do this,” he said.
“This is scary where they want to go and what they’re doing to Americans’ constitutional rights. And finally, I would ask the fundamental question, how would you expect witnesses to participate when you wouldn’t let Republicans participate in the committee? How can you do that? We know what this is about, it’s plain and simple, this is about they’ve got nothing else to talk about.”
Back in July, Jordan called for an investigation into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Jordan was asked about the Democrat-led January 6 Commission that will investigate the events at the US Capitol during a brief interview with CNN reporter Manu Raju.
Jordan lost no time in declaring that the inquiry was nothing more than a witch hunt directed against Trump.
He also suggested that the Commission look into Pelosi and what she knows about the events of January 6.
The following is a transcript of the conversation:
RAJU: “Mr. Jordan, what do you hope to accomplish on the Republican side of this investigation?”
JORDAN: “You know what this is about. This is about going after President Trump, you know. I mean, the Democrats, they don’t want to talk about anything else so they got to talk about this. They don’t want to talk about the crime that’s going on in every major urban area. They don’t want to talk about the crisis at the border. They don’t want to talk about the price — the fact that the price of everything has gone up, the price of eggs has went up, the price of milk has went up, the price of lumber has went up, the price of airline tickets is up, the price of used cars — everything has gone up. They don’t want to talk about all that so they’ve got to talk about how we’re going to go after President Trump for a third time.”
New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik also called for “radical authoritarian” Pelosi to be fired after the latest stunt from Democrats.
Pelosi rejected the appointments of Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks to the January 6 Commission.
Soon after Pelosi rejected Jordan and Banks, Stefanik tore into Pelosi.
“Nancy Pelosi is a radical authoritarian Speaker. The Pelosi partisan January 6 commission was never about investigating the facts, it was only ever about Pelosi’s radical politics and the Left’s endless obsession with crushing any discussion or debate. What is Nancy Pelosi so afraid of?” Stefanik said.
“She is afraid of the American people finding out the truth that her failed leadership and the gross mismanagement of the U.S. Capitol led to the tragic events that day. It is time to Fire Pelosi once and for all. I have no doubt that after the next November, Nancy Pelosi will never, ever hold the Speaker’s gavel again. She will make history as the most despised Speaker of the House who will be fired not once, but twice. And it can’t come soon enough,” she added.