Jim Jordan Doesn’t Want to Grapple with the Truth

Why won’t the wrestling-coach-turned-congressional-Trump-sycophant testify before the Jan. 6th committee?

Jordan, the former assistant wrestling coach from Ohio State, used all three of his well-practiced moves for trying to slip out from under the weight of the facts bearing down upon him: deceive, spread mistruth, and lie.

The deceit: He declared that he had “no relevant testimony” to give, that the invitation was “unprecedented and inappropriate,” and that it was an attempt to “pry into the deliberative process informing a Member about legislative matters before the House.”

The mistruth: Jordan has admitted speaking to former President Trump at least twice on Jan. 6, 2021. That automatically makes his testimony relevant.

Moreover, his responses when asked about the conversations he had that day with Trump are telling. On July 27, 2021, when Fox News’s Bret Baier asked Jordan point-blank “Did you talk to the former president that day?” Jordan was cagey, then tried to distract Baier, then became defensive, then settled on a risible non-denial: “I’ve talked to the president—so many, I can’t remember all the days I’ve talked to him, but I’ve certainly talked to the president.”


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