Last month, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared to struggle to the point of almost having a seizure when confronted by a reporter about whether he spoke with then-President Donald Trump as the US Capitol was under siege by a mob of MAGA rioters. But according to a new report by Politico, the Ohio Republican has finally confessed that he had multiple talks with Trump that day instead of just one.
In August, Jordan was asked by Spectrum News anchor Taylor Popielarz if he spoke with Trump “before, during, or after” the riot. Jordan gave a baffling answer.
“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.”
Now, According to Politico’s Olivia Beavers, the Trump enabler is altering his story on the heels of the House select committee on the Jan 6th insurrection asking phone companies for records on phone calls during that day — including those involving lawmakers.
“Look, I definitely spoke to the president that day. I don’t recall — I know it was more than once, I just don’t recall the times,” Jordan explained when pressed, according to Politico.
“Jordan has previously disclosed that he spoke to Trump on Jan. 6, but not the existence of more than one call on the day — a rare piece of new information on the former president’s moves during the riot at a time when House Republicans are loath to discuss such specifics,” Politico’s Playbook reports. “Trump-Jordan discussions are likely to be of keen interest to the Democrat-led select committee on Jan. 6, which is expected to soon seek phone records of members of Congress themselves in its probe.”
You can read the entire report here.