Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) slammed Democrats for calling former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks to a hearing during an interview with Fox News on Friday.
“Well, she couldn’t answer a lot of questions, but Democrats knew that before they brought her in,” said Jordan. “But that doesn’t stop them. This is I think in many ways, another political stunt from the Democrats.”
As IJR News reported, Hicks was unable to answer many questions asked by Democrats after White House lawyers directed her not to respond to questions. Jordan claimed that Democrats were focusing on the wrong investigation.
“Here’s the bottom line … The president was falsely accused, do you investigate how the false accusation happened, or do you continue to investigate something Bob Mueller spent 22 months on and come back and said no collusion no coordination no conspiracy and didn’t make a decision on obstruction. Do you continue to investigate that?”
The lawmaker pointed out that they were continuing to investigate the Mueller report despite many believing that there should be no more investigations into the report.
“Obviously, the Democrats have chosen the latter. That’s why they bring Hope Hicks in even though they knew before she even came that she wouldn’t be able to answer questions because of the privilege you have when you’re a top adviser to the president.”
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He went on to claim the investigation started by Attorney General William Barr into possible intelligence corruption was extremely important.
“I think all of this underscores one fundamental thing — this is why the investigation, the attorney general of the United States is doing is so important.”
As IJR Red reported, the Hicks hearing was an attempt to investigate potential obstruction of justice by the Trump administration. However, the hearing was criticized by many due to the way Hicks was treated.