Jim Jordan: January 6 Investigation ‘Designed’ to Keep Trump off the 2024 Ballot
'I don’t think the country buys it. I think they see this for what it is'
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) argued House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) purpose for the January 6 Select Committee was not to investigate the riot on Capitol Hill but to keep President Donald Trump out of the 2024 presidential election.
On FNC’s “Fox News @ Night” on Monday, Jordan predicted Trump would run, and he said he thought he would win.
“Well, first of all, I listen to her tweet that she talks about threats to democracy,” he said.
“I mean, think about this.
"This is from the lady who closed the United States Capitol, so the American citizens couldn’t get into their own capital," he said.
"Their tax dollars paid for to lobby their member of Congress to redress their grievances."
"They closed the capital. They’ve allowed proxy voting," he added.
"They’ve kicked Republicans off committee.
"They won’t let Republicans like me and my colleague Jim Banks serve on a Select Committee — first time in American history, where the Minority Leader wasn’t allowed to put on a suit Select Committee the individual’s he or she is selected.”
“They’re trying to end the Electoral College, trying to end the filibuster, trying to pack the court, and somehow, they have the audacity to say, ‘Oh, it’s Republicans and Donald Trump, who were a threat to democracy,'” Jordan continued.
“I don’t think the country buys it. I think they see this for what it is."
"And it’s interesting, the one issue they don’t want to get to the bottom of is, why wasn’t there proper security presence here that day, and only the speaker house, Speaker of the House can answer that question, and she won’t let that be covered at all by this committee," he said.
"So, I think that the country understands this is political," he added.
"This is designed to keep President Trump off the ballot, so he can’t run again, which I think he’s going to do, and I think he’s going to win.”
Jordan's comments come weeks after former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr said he believes Donald Trump would not win the 2024 presidential election because "he is too divisive."
Barr blasted Trump during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Friday, saying he knew Trump was going to lose in 2020 due to his temper.
“He’s not my idea of a president,” Barr said.
“I felt he was going to lose the election because he was not controlling himself,” he said.
“He was allowing this pettiness to come through, and I feel it’s one of his great failings,” he added.