Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) recently appeared on the Fox News show “Life, Liberty & Levin” to question House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to boot him from her January 6 Select Committee.
Jordan pointed out that Pelosi and committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) are saddled with a far-left Progressive agenda that is unliked and unwanted throughout the great majority of America. Their inability to draw any positive energy to their legislative plans leaves them with a January 6 sideshow as their best option to change the subject.
House Democrats are therefore going back to their only reliable tactic of attacking President Trump and his supporters in Congress and around the country. Jordan argued that Democrats could not energize their base through positive action, and their lazy Trump attacks are likely to backfire.
The January 6 commission extends two failed Trump impeachments and multiple contentious yet unproductive hearings before the Intelligence Committee chaired by notorious Trump hater Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Jordan told Levin that the committee chair has argued that “everything is on the table.” Jordan then said that Pelosi is the only person who can reliably testify to the security failures displayed by the Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Washington Police, showing that not precisely “everything” is on the table.
Despite Thompson’s statements at the committee’s initial hearing that “there’s no place for politics” in the investigation, the conduct of the hearing and the selection of the committee’s members indicate otherwise.
The discussion illustrated how Congressional Democrats are now hypocritically embracing police officers after many months of assuming Black Lives Matter and “defund the police” movements around the country. The committee carefully selected witnesses who could provide shock value to the anti-Trump narrative while leaving out officers who opened doors and let people inside the Capitol.
Jordan expressed disappointment that Pelosi and police administrators who made security and deployment decisions that day have not testified before the committee and are not likely to.