Jim Jordan fires again at Jan. 6 panel subpoena with checklist of calls for

FILE – Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, takes half in a dialogue on the Conservative Political Motion Convention (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Home investigators mentioned Might 12, 2022, that they’ve issued subpoenas to Home Republican Chief Kevin McCarthy and 4 different GOP lawmakers, together with Jordan, as a part of their probe into the violent Jan. 6 rebel, a unprecedented step that has little precedent and is for certain to additional inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 assault. (G3 Field Information Picture/John Raoux, File) John Raoux/G3 Field Information

Jim Jordan fires again at Jan. 6 panel subpoena with checklist of calls for

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Might 25, 11:56 PM Might 25, 11:56 PM

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) responded to a subpoena from the Home choose committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by sharing a listing of calls for and criticizing the investigation.

The congressman mentioned he desires entry to all paperwork and different supplies the committee deliberate to make use of for his deposition that point out him. He additionally demanded a proof of the authorized authority behind the subpoena.


“You haven’t defined the Constitutional foundation for the extraordinary declare {that a} congressional committee could compel the testimony of different Members of Congress,” Jordan mentioned within the letter, which he shared on Twitter.

Jordan was subpoenaed together with 4 different Republican Home members, together with Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, earlier this month to share details about their alleged involvement with the Capitol riot after they initially refused.

“The Choose Committee has realized that a number of of our colleagues have info related to our investigation into the assault on January sixth and the occasions main as much as it,” Chairman Bennie Thompson mentioned in a press release. “Earlier than we maintain our hearings subsequent month, we wished to supply members the chance to debate these issues with the committee voluntarily. Regrettably, the people receiving subpoenas at present have refused and we’re pressured to take this step to assist make sure the committee uncovers information regarding January sixth. We urge our colleagues to adjust to the regulation, do their patriotic obligation, and cooperate with our investigation as a whole lot of different witnesses have carried out.”

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Jordan, an ally of former President Donald Trump, was requested in December to cooperate. The congressman mentioned in January he wouldn’t adjust to the interview request, calling it an “unprecedented and inappropriate demand” on the time. He claimed within the new letter that the panel by no means addressed considerations he raised again then.

“Slightly than participating in good religion concerning the severe points I raised on January 9, you deserted the matter for 123 days, solely to abruptly reengage two weeks in the past with a sudden and drastic escalation,” Jordan mentioned.

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