U.S. Republican Rep. Jordan refuses to join the Capitol investigation into the attack.
WASHINGTON: U.S. Republican Representative Jim Jordan, a close ally of the former president Donald Trump. He said on Sunday that he would not be a part of a U.S. House committee investigating the attack last year at the Capitol.
The panel had requested Jordan to share the conversations he had in conversation with Trump in January. 6 2021, the date of the assault by Trump supporters who wanted to prevent Congress from officially certifying the winning presidential election by Democrat Joe Biden.
“This request is far outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry, violates core constitutional principles, and would serve to erode legislative norms further,” Jordan wrote in a letter sent to the chairman of the committee, Democrat Bennie Thompson.
Jordan’s comments were made after the panel requested the panel to interview Jordan earlier in the month.
Jordan has been one of his most prominent supporters during his two impeachment trials. The first one for inciting the Capitol protests.
In both instances, Trump was acquitted by the Senate and later controlled by Republicans.
In the year 2000, House Republicans nominated Jordan to the panel investigating the riot.
However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the choice by citing his support for Trump’s false accusations of fraud in the election.
Two Republicans Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are both members of the committee.
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