House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a very shrewd move when she denied Rep. Jim Jordan (Q-Ohio via Mar-A-Lago) a seat on the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol insurrection. Jordan has long been seen as a potential key witness for the committee; Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) infamously refused Jordan’s assistance in escaping the Senate chamber as the mob attempted to breach the doors. “Get the f–k away from me, you did this!” Cheney barked at Jordan as he extended his (probably very sweaty) hand to her.
Despite all of his subsequent whining, Jordan eventually told on himself, first admitting that he spoke with Donald Trump during the siege on the Capitol, and then again this week when his office confirmed a text he sent to Trump’s Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows.Like a bad horror movie, all of the calls were coming from inside the House, and the Committee literally has all of the receipts.
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
Jordan is all but done, and yet he’s still tweeting like we don’t know what he did. He tweeted this on Friday. Imagine the amount of denial you have to live under to keep going on like this when everyone knows you openly plotted to overthrow the government. Then again, Jordan’s got plenty of experience turning a blind eye to a lot of terrible things.
Has any politician flip-flopped more than Fauci?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 17, 2021
Rep. Kinzinger appeared on CNN Thursday night, where he thoroughly and rightfully enjoyed dragging Jordan for asking to be on the committee that was going to be investigating him. Anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Kinzinger, “How brazen was it for him [Jordan] to attempt to serve on the committee investigating the January 6th attack, knowing he actually pushed this coup attempt?”
I don’t know. I could be wrong, but #JimJordan sure sounds guilty as fuck doesn’t he?
— Julius Kim (@Julius_Kim) December 17, 2021
“Yeah, it is extremely brazen,” said Kinzinger. “And by the way, there are a few people that had ideas sent to Mark Meadows, I’m sure over time there will be more and more information that we’ll put out about that and everybody had their theory. And none of the theories were things like hey, Mark, let’s actually count the votes and go with the winner. It was some way to finagle the Constitution or send it back to the states or tell the state legislators to disregard their own people’s will.”
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) December 14, 2021
“For Jim Jordan to have done that, and then to want to serve on the committee, first off, shows there would not have been — all he would have served was trying to shut down this committee,” added Kinzinger.
NEW: Rep. Jim Jordan's office is confirming he sent this text (left) to Mark Meadows.
The Jan. 6 commitee revealed half of this longer message (right), which was a forwarded legal argument by former Pentagon IG Joseph Schmitz.https://t.co/iXTFU8Q0NThttps://t.co/iXTFU8Q0NT pic.twitter.com/HJZaRHj9lN
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 15, 2021
Watch the full takedown, below.