GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, who has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in Congress, tried to spread another pro-Trump conspiracy theory during a hearing this week before the House Rules Committee.
According to Cleveland.com, Jordan accused Democrats of plotting against Trump. The GOP lawmaker “denounced a Democratic proposal to create a select panel to oversee the federal coronavirus response as nothing more than an election-year effort to discredit President Donald Trump.”
“This is just one more attempt by the Democrats to go after the president,” declared Jordan, who argued that eight different entities including several other House of Representatives committees are already scrutinizing disbursement of several trillion dollars in federal aid to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Americans.
Cleveland.com reported the following:
Jordan argued at the Wednesday Rules Committee meeting that the measure should not come before the full House of Representatives. He said the fact that Pelosi asked South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn to chair the panel shows it “is going to look out for the Democrats’ candidate for President, Joe Biden,” because Clyburn is Biden’s “biggest supporter,” who helped him clinch the Democratic party’s presidential nomination by endorsing Biden before his state’s primary.
Jordan got into a heated exchange with Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, who called out the Republican for not wearing a mask at the hearing.
Take a look at the hearing in the video clip below: