Republican American Republic Jordan will not cooperate with the Capitol bombing investigation
Republican United States Representative Jim Jordan, close to former President Donald Trump, said on Sunday he would not cooperate with a US House committee investigating last year’s attack against the Capitol.
The panel had asked Jordan to disclose conversations he had with Trump on January 6, 2021, the day Trump supporters attacked to prevent Congress from officially certifying Democrat Joe’s presidential victory. Biden. “This demand goes far beyond the bounds of any legitimate investigation, violates fundamental constitutional principles and would serve to further erode legislative standards,” Jordan said in a letter to committee chairman, Democrat Bennie Thompson.
His retort came after the panel requested an interview with Jordan last month. Jordan was one of Trump’s main supporters in his two impeachment trials, the second for inciting the Capitol Riot. Both times Trump was acquitted by the then Republican-controlled Senate.
This year House Republicans appointed Jordan to the riot inquiry committee, but President Nancy Pelosi rejected the choice, citing her support for Trump’s false allegations of voter fraud. Two Republicans, Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, are members of the committee.
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