Republican Jim Jordan Appointed to House Intelligence Committee
Jordan will serve on the committee in time for the public impeachment hearings next week
Rep. Jim Jordan has gained a seat on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence after Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford announced he would be stepping down in the interim ahead of the impeachment hearings.
Ohio Republican, Mr. Jordan, will serve on the committee in time for the public impeachment hearings next week.
“[Kevin McCarthy] and [Devin Nunes] will ensure the American people hear the full truth while [Jim Jordan] will add critical bandwidth and legal expertise to the House Intelligence Committee during these upcoming hearings,” Mr. Crawford tweeted.
He added that he would return to the intelligence committee one the “impeachment hoax” is concluded.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, Republicans were considering moving "bulldog" Jordan, the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, over to the House Intelligence Committee to facilitate an interrogation of Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff.
Jordan told Fox that he wants the American people to see "what the Democrats are doing is partisan, it's unfair and frankly, it's ridiculous."
"One of the ways you determine someone's credibility... they need to be under oath," he added.
Earlier this week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was out-manoeuvered by Jordan after House Republicans revealed they would subpoena the Democrats' anti-Trump "whistleblower" to testify in public.
On Thursday, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jordan revealed Republicans' plan to subpoena the "witness" that Schiff-led Democrats are trying to keep anonymous in their push to impeach President Donald Trump.
The so-called "whistleblower" filed a complaint concerning President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, leading to the impeachment inquiry.
I am appointing @Jim_Jordan to the Intelligence Committee—which has now become the Impeachment Committee—where he will continue fighting for fairness and truth. @RepRickCrawford has been an exemplary member of the committee and will rejoin it when this Democrat charade is over.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 8, 2019
House Democrats, who control the majority on the committees conducting the impeachment probe, are expected to attempt to shut down the subpoena request, however.
Democrats rejected calls for the whistleblower to testify in public.
They cited concern for the anonymous member of the intelligence community’s safety.
The whistleblower claimed that Trump pressured Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s connections to a Ukrainian gas company.