Jim Jordan Admits to Speaking to Donald Trump on January 6th & Blames ‘Security Posture’ for Insurrection
Republican United States Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio admitted to Fox News host Bret Baier on Tuesday evening that he spoke with former President Donald Trump on January 6th, the day that Trump incited an insurrection at the United States Capitol.
It took several attempts by Baier to get Jordan – who was among the 147 GOP lawmakers to vote to overturn the results of the 2020 election – to answer the question about his private communications with the ringleader of the failed coup.
“Did you talk to the former president that day?” Baier asked.
“I talked to the president umpteen times – thousands – I mean maybe not thousands but countless, countless times,” replied Jordan.
“I mean on January 6th,” Baier said.
Jordan continued to obfuscate and respond to questions that Baier did not ask.
“I talk to the president – I never talk about what we talk about cause I just don’t think that’s appropriate, just like I don’t talk about what happens in Republican conferences,” Jordan babbled.
“Sure…” Baier interjected.
“I’ve talked to the president numerous times. I continue to talk to the president since he’s left office,” Jordan continued.
“No no, I mean on January 6th, Congressman,” Baier repeated.
“Yes. I mean, I’ve talked to the president – I’ve talked to the president so many – I can’t even remember all the days I’ve talked to him but I’ve certainly talked to the president,” Jordan boasted.
“Yes, and on that day, can you share any of the insight of what he was thinking about that day?” Baier queried.
Instead of providing an answer, Jordan blamed the United States Capitol Police for what happened on January 6th.
“Uh, Bret, the people we need to come testify are the people who can testify to the fundamental questions. The United States Capitol, the People’s House, have an appropriate security posture on that day and what have we done – those are the people we need to hear from. Those are the information and testimony we need to get. That’s what we should focus on,” Jordan said, indicating that he did not watch the opening hearing of the January 6th Select Committee where four Capitol Police officers shared their stories.
“But I don’t think the D – [Representative] Benny Thompson [D-MS], the chairman of this Committee – said everything’s on the table until we raise this issue about the Speaker’s offices, the one who knows what, what the security posture, and why it was the way it was,” Jordan added. “Once we raise that question, everything’s on the table except” for inculpating Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Watch below via independent Capitol Hill reporter Jamie Dupree:
On Fox News, Bret Baier asked Rep. Jim Jordan R-OH a very simple question: Did you talk to President Trump on January 6?
Baier had to follow up to get the answer – 'Yes.'pic.twitter.com/HgQZQIyqWX
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) July 27, 2021