Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) claimed that the push for impeachment from House Democrats is taking away from Congress’s ability to fulfill the needs of the American people.
Congress is back in session after their summer recess and House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) has already announced that his committee will be formalizing their impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.
Although former Special Counsel Robert Mueller declined to press charges or recommend impeachment in his final report analyzing the Trump campaign and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Nadler plans to push forward with other investigations into the president.
During an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Jordan slammed Nadler’s decision to spend more time investigating President Trump to push impeachment.
Watch Jordan’s comments:
“We haven’t seen the resolution, but they say they’re going to vote on something this week. Look, 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. But that doesn’t stop them. They are gonna continue to push this ridiculous impeachment narrative, at the cost of — one of the first things you learn in college Economics class 101 is opportunity costs. So when they’re focused on 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.”
Jordan noted that he would rather the committee investigate former FBI Director James Comey who was just the target of a blistering report from Inspector General’s Michael Horowitz outlining how he leaked information that triggered the investigation into Trump.
“When you’re solely focused on going after the president, you can’t do what is best for the country. And that’s been the problem with the Democrats. But this Horowitz thing is important. I mean, you think about what Jim Comey did: he’s the guy solely responsible for putting the country through three years of this saga we have now lived through. Jim Comey’s the guy who started the Trump-Russia investigation. […] He’s the guy who created this whole darn mess. And yet, we’re not going to bring him after the scathing report by Michael Horowitz? We’re not gonna bring in inspector general to answer questions? That’s ridiculous. So, they’re so focused on impeachment they’re missing, I think, the important things that we should be addressing.”
While the House Democrats may not be interested in looking into Comey’s actions, Senate Republicans plan to probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.