GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, of Ohio, is being dragged on Twitter after “clearly lying” during an interview when he was asked if he spoke with then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6.
“On January 6, did you speak with [Trump] before, during, or after the riot?” Spectrum News anchor Taylor Popielarz asked Jordan amid growing questions surrounding the role some GOP lawmakers had in the violent insurrection.
Jordan tried to avoid a straightforward answer and ended up digging himself into a hole.
“Uh, I’d have to go — I spoke with him that day — after? I think after,” Jordan said after being caught off guard. “I don’t know if I spoke with him in the morning or not, I just don’t know. I’d have to go back and — I mean, I don’t know … I don’t know, uh, when those conversations happened, but what I know is I spoke with him all the time.”
As expected, Twitter users picked up on Jordan’s bizarre explanation and the responses came fast and furious:
Jim Jordan's admission that he talked with Donald Trump on the day of the January 6th plot to overthrow the results of a free and fair election is the stupidest confession by a Republican since Mike Pompeo admitted to being knee-deep involved in the Ukraine extortion scheme! pic.twitter.com/lasc9koggQ
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) July 28, 2021
WATERGATE: "I don't recall"
REP. JIM JORDAN: "I've talked to the president so many times, I can't remember all the days I've talked to him"
It didn't fool us then. It won't fool us now. #SubpoenaJimJordan
— Jeff Sites for Congress (@Sites4Congress) July 28, 2021
Gymmy knows, all right. He knows EXACTLY when he talked to the ferret-wearing orange shitgibbon on 1/6 & you can bet on it.
— Pixburghgrrl (@pixburghgrrl) July 28, 2021
Maybe a subpoena and testifying under oath will help to refresh his memory.
— Sapient Hominid (@wedietz) July 28, 2021
He confirmed that “he doesn’t know anything”. Sounds like mafia member being questioned by police.”I dunno,I wasn’t there.I don’t know them,never seen that person.What do you mean they were at my wedding and parties at my house?So the guy is a friend,doesn’t mean I recognize him.
— MassDelusions (@DelusionsMass) July 28, 2021
he’s trotting out the standard reagan playbook ‘right winger in trouble’ dodge… ‘i don’t recall’ .. ‘i can’t remember’ .. ‘that doesn’t ring a bell’ .. all of which means he remembers perfectly well and he’s terrified
— gnarlygale (@gnarlygale) July 28, 2021
Your followup should've been "Well, Gym. During these calls were you huddling in a secured location with your comrades, hanging in the congressional gym w/ #CancunCruz, giving a tour in the Rotunda? Was it before or after you voted to toss millions of Americans' legal votes?"
— Average American (@AvgAmericanUS) July 28, 2021
😂😂😂you are clearly lying. Clearly. Also, it is unusual and counter productive to talk with trump "all the time" since he is no longer president or anything else for that matter.
— Janet Davidson (@JanetDa43786266) July 28, 2021
Well, if he's called upon to testify, then he better remember when and what he talked about. And likely it's on his calendar, right? And likely others were with him. So …… it's just as likely that he's lying and in fact knows EXACTLY when and what was said.
— Carole (@Carole_2021) July 28, 2021
Right after the attack i would have said to myself," damn.I just spoke to the president at 9am….or 2 pm….or 5 pm."
There is no way in hell he doesn't remember.
And no way in hell he doesn't remember the conversation.
— Dzuk1973 (@dzuk1973) July 28, 2021
Here’s why there wasn’t a better security presence that day:
And it leads to trump. pic.twitter.com/vnWzwFTWV9
— Pugmother (@Pugmothersue) July 28, 2021
Any police interrogators wanna chime in? Lots of guilty tells going on. Stammering, stops starts, elevated voice, what a joke. @Jim_Jordan will need to turn over those phone records, although I’m sure investigators already have them.
— SK8 Wireless #AZ/Moderna Vaccinated (@SK8Wireless) July 28, 2021
I ub bah I spoke uh idk… mmm 🧢 pic.twitter.com/VEP7ZMHsP4
— J Anthony (@Mr_Chata) July 28, 2021
He's unraveling. If he doesn't manage to evade the subpoena he's surely likely to get to appear before the #January6thCommission, he'll have a complete meltdown.
— JavierTF (@ResisteUSA) July 28, 2021