WASHINGTON – U.S. MP Jim Jordan has rejected his summons from the House of Representatives Committee to Investigate the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, demanding that the group first provide him with information.
Jordan, a Republican from Urbana whose constituency includes Lima, has not refused to comply, but in a four-page letter to MP Benny Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and chairman of the commission, says calling an incumbent member of Congress “violates basic constitutional norms.” principles ”and“ ignores domestic rules and precedents ”.
Jordan, a senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee, also writes that the committee did not answer his question about his “abusive tactics and pattern of breaches of due process.”
A representative of the committee did not comment.
Jordan was among five Republicans in the House of Representatives, including Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, whom the committee summoned to court earlier this month.
Jordan, McCarthy and representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Andy Biggs of Arizona have previously denied requests to testify voluntarily.
They are among several Republicans whose names have appeared in other testimonies and documents related to Donald Trump’s January 6 actions or discussions with allies of the former president of the strategy to cancel the 2020 presidential election. Jordan, like McCarthy, admitted that he spoke to Trump on the phone when a crowd of supporters of the former president stormed the Capitol.
Jordan’s letter serves as a preview of the lengthy trial, which will be accompanied by any effort to enforce the subpoenas. Many legal experts say the courts will eventually uphold the subpoenas, but a lengthy litigation would thwart the committee’s plans to hold public hearings next month and present a final report in the fall.
In his letter to Thompson, Jordan requested the committee “to have” all documents, videos or other material in the possession of the Selection Committee that you potentially intend to use, present or rely on during the interrogation. “
He also writes that he wants all documents, messages, testimonies and other materials to be in the possession of the committee, “in which my name appears or in which I am mentioned.”
Jordan also argues that the committee has failed to “articulate” why the information it seeks is necessary to achieve a legitimate legislative goal, or why such information cannot be obtained in other ways.
Read in PDF format the letter of the representative of the USA Jim Jordan to the member of parliament Benny Thompson.
U.S. MP Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, has sent a letter asking for information before he responds to a committee summons on January 6, 2021, in Washington.