Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) spoke with “Fox & Friends” Monday where he slammed House Democrats’ effort to move forward with impeachment, arguing that lawmakers should shift their focus from impeachment to investigating former FBI Director James Comey and Hillary Clinton.
As per Fox News, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are looking to formally define what Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has referred to as impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Democrats on the committee are planning on voting on how the investigation is defined, through a resolution that would set the boundaries of the probe, Politico reported.
Asked what Jerry Nadler has on his agenda upon returning from Congress’ August recess, Rep. Jordan said, “Who knows, we haven’t seen the resolution. They say they’re gonna vote on something this week.”
“The Michael Cohen hearing didn’t work out the way they wanted. The John Dean hearing didn’t work out the way they wanted and of course, the Bob Mueller hearing, and that investigation didn’t work out the way they wanted,” Jordan said. “But that doesn’t stop them. They’re going to continue to push this ridiculous impeachment narrative.”
“When they’re focused on this warrantless impeachment inquiry, you’re not getting done the things we need to be doing, like fixing the border situation — dealing with the intellectual property theft of China. Things we’re supposed to deal with on the Judiciary Committee,” he continued.
Last month, Justice Department Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, issued a scathing report detailing how Comey violated FBI policy when he leaked information about discussions with President Trump to the media and his lawyer. Last year, the Inspector General also criticized Comey’s handling of the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server for emails while she was Secretary of State. (Continued Below)
“Why aren’t we having Michael Horowitz in for a hearing? He just issued a scathing report about Jim Comey, the former FBI Director and nothing has been scheduled to bring in Mr. Horowitz to answer our questions,” Jordan pointed out.
“When you’re solely focused on going after the President you can’t do what’s best for the country. And that’s been the problem with the Democrats,” he added in response to Democrats not doing anything useful for the America people.
“But this Horowitz thing is important. You think about what Jim Comey did. He is the guy who is solely responsible for putting the country through three years of this saga that we have now lived through. Jim Comey is the guy who started the Trump/Russia investigation. Jim Comey is the guy who put Peter Strzok– the guy with this bias against the President, the guy who ran the Clinton investigation, he’s the guy who put him in charge. Jim Comey is the guy who is responsible for the dossier being used to go get a warrant to spy on a fellow American citizen, and Jim Comey is the guy who leaked the information to The New York Times through his friend, to get the special counsel in the first place,” Jordan fired off. (Continued Below)
“So, [Comey’s] the guy who created this whole darn mess and yet, we’re not gonna bring him in after the scathing report by Michael Horowitz? We’re not gonna bring in the Inspector General to answer questions? That’s ridiculous! They’re so focused on impeachment, they’re missing, I think, the important things that we should be addressing,” he expressed.
Jordan announced that people ask him all the time, “when someone’s going to jail” over alleged wrongdoing in the Trump-Russia and Clinton email investigations. “That’s the question, more often than not, when I’m walking through an airport or something, people walk up to me [and ask], “When is someone going to jail for the wrongdoing that took place in the Trump-Russia investigation? Or even the Clinton investigation?” he said.
Jordan also tweeted on Monday, “Congress just got back from August recess. @RepJerryNadler’s first order of business: begin taking steps to impeach the President and take our guns away. This is the Left today.”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) also took to Twitter Monday and wrote, “Congress returns this week with what should be an obvious to-do list: secure the border, pass the President’s pro-American worker trade deal, and lower healthcare prices. But what is Congress doing? Launching more pointless investigations. This is your House Democrat majority.”
In April, Reps. Jordan and Meadows sent a letter to urging Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to call for Horowitz to testify upon completion of his probe. (Video Below)
Rep. Jordan’s full remarks:
Rep. Jim Jordan’s official tweet:
Congress just got back from August recess.@RepJerryNadler’s first order of business: begin taking steps to impeach the President and take our guns away.
This is the Left today.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) September 9, 2019
Rep. Mark Meadow’s official tweet:
Congress returns this week with what should be an obvious to-do list: secure the border, pass the President’s pro-American worker trade deal, and lower healthcare prices. But what is Congress doing?
Launching more pointless investigations.
This is your House Democrat majority.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) September 9, 2019