We’re not sure if you’ve heard the news, but U.S. House Rep Jim Jordan’s proficiency at being a man "for the people" is questionable.
The Ohio Republican has been repeatedly accused of looking away as Ohio State University’s team physician sexually abused members of the wrestling team for which Jordan was an assistant coach.
During former U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial — excuse us, first impeachment trial — Jordan tried and failed to discredit testimony from the former top Ukraine expert on the White House National Security Council, an Army veteran who had earned the Purple Heart.
And Jordan, who apparently wants to freely say the racist term “China virus,” has repeatedly lambasted guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and safety measures from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine that attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Buckeye State and the nation.
And Jordan is still at it.
In a Feb. 10 interview with NBC News’ Leigh Ann Caldwell, Jordan doesn’t acknowledge Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which is, oddly enough, the subject of Trump’s second impeachment trial.
But before getting to that, he continues to ignore that Trump lost the federal election in 2020.
“I’m going to tell you what happened this election. What happened this election is in the run-up to the election. Democrats knew that they had to change the rules in order to beat President Trump, and so in several key states, what they did is they changed election law in an unconstitutional fashion,” Jordan tells Caldwell, ignoring that Trump’s many lawsuits about the election have been dismissed. “That’s what I argued on the House floor on Jan. 6, ‘cause that’s what happened.”
Reality may not be Jordan’s strong suit, unfortunately. But when Caldwell turns the conversation to the insurrection, he simply complains about not having enough security for the riot.
From Caldwell’s transcript:
09,42,07,06 CALDWELL: So what should the President have done? Should he have done the whole thing differently? Should he have not continued to say that the election [crosstalk] was stolen from him?
09,42,15,16 JORDAN: You know what we should have done differently? We should have had, a, a stronger security posture here on January 6th. We should have maybe listened to the Capitol Hill police who asked the seargent of arms to have national guard here on January 6th, and we should definitely going forward prosecute the people who did the harm to, to the Capitol…
Jordan has been a staunch supporter for Trump throughout the former reality-show star’s presidency. Trump showed Jordan his appreciation by bestowing the once-meaningful Presidential Medal of Freedom on the representative from Ohio, just days after the Jan. 6 insurrection that Trump has been accused of inciting.