Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is calling out House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee for being “determined” to continue with their impeachment push regarding the president.
The House Judiciary Committee, led by chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), passed a resolution on Thursday which formalizes an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, as IJR previously reported.
Jordan, who is a member on the committee, responded to Nadler’s clarification that the measure is “not necessarily called an impeachment inquiry” amid continuing pressure of impeachment.
“What’s going on is what they did last week,” Jordan told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Monday, adding, “They change the rules in the middle of the game. They changed the rules in the middle of the Congress for the Judiciary Committee because they want to make it easier to impeach this president.”
“They are bound and determined to go after this president, which everyone knows in the country is not warranted, not justified. But they are bound and determined to do it. The very week they do this, change the rules to make it easier for them to impeach our president, they also voted to take away people’s gun rights. That’s how radical the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are. They’re going to move ahead.”
Asked about the committee looking into “obstruction of justice, abuse of power, [and] corruption,” Jordan said, “Who knows what they are going to do?”
“They are bound and determined to go after this president, even though he’s had an amazing two and a half years of leading our country,” Jordan added. “Who knows which one they’re going to pick, all I know is they’re going to proceed ahead because that’s all they want to do, that’s all they’re determined to do.”
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The continued effort to seek out impeachment against Trump by Democrats has been widely criticized by congressional Republicans.
“This is simply a show, it is a travesty, and frankly, they should be ashamed,” Collins also said prior to the vote on the measure.
Jordan previously blasted House Democrats for focusing on a “warrantless impeachment inquiry” rather than “getting done the things we need to be doing, like fixing the border situation, dealing with the intellectual property theft of China.”
As over 100 House Democrats support the impeachment pressure, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been pressed on the issue.
However, when asked repeatedly by reporters about Nadler’s move, Pelosi didn’t express her support or opposition to it. Instead, she claimed she supports the committee, before shutting down any further questions regarding the topic, as IJR previously reported.