Rep. Jim Jordan Demands Concessions from Jan. 6 Committee

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    The Facts

    • Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has reportedly responded to a subpoena issued by the Jan.6 Committee by questioning its validity and demanding concessions in return for his potential cooperation.

    • Jordan has demanded that the committee supply him with any materials it plans on using to question him ahead of his deposition, as well as any other documents or testimony in the committee's possession that references him in any way.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Jim Jordan sure has changed his tune. Last summer, the Ohio Rep. declared "If they call me, I got nothing to hide," but then clammed up when the committee asked for his cooperation. Now, subpoena in hand, Mr. "I got nothing to hide" seems very reluctant to answer questions about his connections to the attack and his conversations with the former president.

    Republican narrative

    As the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Jordan is perfectly within his rights to question the validity, constitutionality, and legislative purpose behind the subpoenas, which were issued by a partisan ad-hoc House Committee that has altered and publicly misrepresented nonpublic information about GOP lawmakers.

    Cynical narrative

    There's a tried and true playbook for fighting Congressional subpoenas: fight, appeal, delay. It's will now come to the rescue of Jordan and former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Time is not on the side of the Jan. 6 Committee.

    Political split



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