The Sham Jan 6th Committee was just dealt another blow.
Rep. Jim Jordan(R-OH) announced that he will not cooperate the committee saying that its “request is far outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry” and that it “request is far outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry.”
Rep. Jim Jordan tells January 6 committee he will not cooperate: Committee 'request is far outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry, violates core Constitutional principles, and would serve to further erode legislative norms.' pic.twitter.com/SZhOM0Z7yw
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 10, 2022
Rep. Jim Jordan, one of former President Donald Trumpâ€™s closest allies, said Sunday evening he would not cooperate with an interview request from the select panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, calling it an â€œunprecedented and inappropriate demand.â€
â€œYour attempt to pry into the deliberative process informing a Member about legislative matters before the House is an outrageous abuse of the Select Committeeâ€™s authority,â€ the Ohio Republican said in a four-page letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the panel chair.
Jordanâ€™s decision follows a similar rejection by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), the only other lawmaker whose testimony the committee has requested so far. Although Thompson initially indicated the committee might pursue various â€œtoolsâ€ to force recalcitrant lawmakers to comply,Â he has since suggestedÂ that the panel may have little leverage against lawmakers who donâ€™t cooperate voluntarily.
The committee was previously caught doctoring a text message from Jim Jordan.
In a statement provided to The Federalist via email, a Democrat spokesman for the Jan. 6 committee confessed that the committee doctored the text message.
â€œThe Select Committee on Monday created and provided Representative Schiff a graphic to use during the business meeting quoting from a text message from â€˜a lawmakerâ€™ to Mr. Meadows,â€ the spokesman wrote. â€œThe graphic read, â€˜On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all.â€™â€
â€œIn the graphic, the period at the end of that sentence was added inadvertently,â€ the spokesman admitted. â€œThe Select Committee is responsible for and regrets the error.â€
The Jan. 6 committee spokesman did not explain how one could â€œinadvertentlyâ€ cut a sentence in half and eliminate the final two paragraphs of a detailed legal summary, nor did he explain why Schiff attributed the content of the text to Jordan, â€œa lawmaker,â€ rather than to Schmitz, the attorney who wrote it.
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