GOP congressman and fervent Donald Trump ally Jim Jordan was slammed as a “traitor to the constitution” on Wednesday night after it was revealed that he forwarded a text message to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on January 6, urging Vice President Mike Pence to reject electoral college votes for Joe Biden.
Reacting to the extraordinary development, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, “I feel like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca right now — absolutely not surprised.”
The Arizona Democrat then lambasted the Ohio Republican over the treasonous communication.
“Look, Jim Jordan is a traitor. He’s a traitor to the Constitution of the United States. He has been a traitor to the Constitution of the United States for quite a while, and now we actually have it in text,” Gallego said.
“How is anybody surprised by any of this?” he continued. “My biggest issue isn’t Jim Jordan. My issue is the fact that there are a lot of people who are not taking this seriously — the fact that there is a slow-moving coup that is happening right now all over this country led by the Jim Jordans and other people.”
Gallego then warned that “the coup is ongoing,” pointing out that instead of storming the Capitol, Trump supporters are now focused on capturing seats that could allow them to overturn a future election.
“The traitors are still there, and they’re going to continue to destroy our Constitution every opportunity they have,” he said.
Watch the full interview below from MSNBC.