Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, of Ohio, has come under intense scrutiny for his role in the January 6 insurrection. Jordan not only propagated Donald Trump’s “BIG LIE” that led to the violent attack on the US Capitol, but he was also in communication with then-President Trump as the attack unfolded. Now he claims he doesn’t remember when or what he spoke about with the president that day.
Jordan’s evasiveness about his conversation with Trump on January 6 drew strong pushback from former Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL), a Tea Party conservative and presidential candidate who became one of Trump’s most outspoken critics from the right.
“I know Jim Jordan,” said Walsh during an interview on CNN. “Jim Jordan knows exactly when he spoke to Donald Trump on January 6th and he knows exactly what Donald Trump said to him. Jim Jordan doesn’t stammer like that. I’ve rarely seen Jim Jordan stammer like that … this is why it’s so important that Jim Jordan and Kevin McCarthy and Mark Meadows and all of these guys get subpoenaed and get their butts in front of that select committee.”
“They’re not going to talk, though, Joe,” said anchor Brianna Keilar. “Do you expect they actually will?”
“No. I don’t think they’ll show or adhere to a subpoena, but they should still be issued and delivered those subpoenas,” said Walsh. “The most important things we need to find out are how and why did January 6th happen? Trump incited it. But then Trump’s behavior that day we know from reports that he sat in front of the TV and cheered on these supporters. He was speaking to Jordan and he was speaking to McCarthy multiple times that day.”
Watch the interview below from CNN.