Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) came under fire this week after it was revealed that he forwarded a text message to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows calling on then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject some electoral college votes on January 6th. Aside from the House Select Committee gaining access to Jordan’s texts, a Democratic lawmaker and a former federal prosecutor are also putting pressure on the Ohio Congressman.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Reid Out,” Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and frequent legal contributor Glenn Kirschner each shared their takes on what should happen now that Jordan’s office has confirmed the text.Rep. Gallego portrayed Jordan as “just as bad” as the rioters who stormed the Capitol after being riled up by Trump and other speakers at the Stop the Steal rally. Gallego called Jordan a “traitor” and defended that by telling host Joy Ann Reid, “As a matter of fact, he’s more dangerous than the yahoos, because he actually has access to power, access to information, and actually knows the process of how to stall democracy,” Gallego said.
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Kirschner agreed with Gallego that Jordan is a “traitor,” but he also took it one step further, saying he believes the text message to Meadows constitutes probable cause that Jordan committed a federal felony. He noted that when Jordan sent the text, Attorney General Bill Barr had already stated there was no widespread fraud in the presidential election, and Trump cybersecurity official Chris Krebs had called the 2020 vote “the most secure in American history.”
Jim Jordan sent a text to Mark Meadows urging VP Pence to throw out electoral college votes AFTER Bill Barr said there was no election fraud undermining Biden’s win and AFTER Trump’s own officials & agencies said it was the most secure election in US history. #SubpoenaJordanNOW pic.twitter.com/50AuhLizca
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) December 17, 2021
Kirschner explained, “What Jim Jordan did by forwarding that text was to obstruct an official proceeding, and that statute, which is a 20-year felony, says if you actually obstruct, or you attempt to obstruct, or you endeavor to impede an official congressional proceeding like the electoral vote count, you’ve committed the federal felony of obstructing an official proceeding,” Kirschner said. “That is what Jim Jordan did.”
Friday on Joy Reid, Glenn Kirschner made a compelling case why Jim Jordan was a traitor to the constitution and may have committed a serious crime. Per Kirschner, Jordan's text urging Meadows to tell Pence to toss electors, came AFTER Barr AND Krebs EACH said there was no fraud.
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Watch the segment, below.