U.S. House Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) was selected to the Jan. 6 Select Committee by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) but was rejected along with U.S. House Rep Jim Banks (R-IN) by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), causing McCarthy to pull all of his picks.
During the first committee hearing today, Pelosi brought in four police officers who were in the U.S. Capitol on that day to testify.
Jordan tweeted out in regards to the decision to bring officers in front of the committee and referenced the Black Lives Matter riots and protests that occurred last summer and undoubtedly caused great trauma to more officers than what happened on Jan. 6.
Jordan called it “Strange how Democrats didn’t care about violence against police officers last summer and at the same time, defunded their departments.”
“At least Republicans have been consistent in condemning all violence against police,” Jordan added.
Strange how Democrats didn’t care about violence against police officers last summer.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 27, 2021
And at the same time, defunded their departments.
At least Republicans have been consistent in condemning all violence against police.
In previous tweet, Jordan pointed out, “Crime’s skyrocketing. The border’s in crisis. The price of everything is up. What’s Speaker Pelosi doing about it? Nothing. She’s too busy pushing her partisan January 6th charade.”
Crime’s skyrocketing.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 27, 2021
The border’s in crisis.
The price of everything is up.
What’s Speaker Pelosi doing about it?
Nothing. She’s too busy pushing her partisan January 6th charade.
In an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Jordan wondered about the police officers at the U.S. Capitol, “Why weren’t they given more help?”
Jordan explained that he thinks the fact that he raised that question last week was why he was left off the committee.
“What happened all last summer? Last summer we saw Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats say that we should defund the police, we saw Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats say that rioters and looters who attacked police and destroyed small businesses and hurt innocent civilians, they actually raised money to bail them out of jail,” Jordan continued.
Jordan insisted, “When that’s the background, it’s kind of tough to say we’re for defunding the police, but oh by the way we want more police to protect us on January 6th.”
Baier then played a clip of U.S. House Rep Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) suggesting that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy using the same argument was “sick.”
Jeffries also suggested that the protesters were at the U.S. Capitol to kill Pelosi. Jordan responded that he was just asking “fundamental questions.”
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