Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who served under former President Barack Obama, called out Republicans on Monday for promoting Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories about the election that ultimately led to the president’s supporters attacking the U.S. Capitol.
During an interview on MSNBC, Katyal singled out Rep. Jim Jordan, blasting the Ohio Republican for pushing false theories that led to the failed insurrection and then claim that impeaching the president would lead to divisiveness.
“It’s outrageous to me that Republicans like Jim Jordan are saying ‘oh, an impeachment process would be too divisive and destroy unity,’ and stuff like that,” Katyal said.”Listening to Jim Jordan talk about divisiveness is like asking David Duke to run your implicit bias training.”
“Where was this guy for the last two months?” he asked. “He was out there saying, ‘there’s election fraud’ and ginning all of this stuff up and helping create the conditions we’re in now.”
He concluded by saying: “These people aren’t patriots. These people are insurrectionists.”
Take a look at his comments in the video below: