Twitter users are slamming the GOP’s House Judiciary Committee Twitter account, which lists Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) as its ranking member, for downplaying the national security threat posed by Donald Trump’s hoarding of top secret documents at his Mar-a-Lago home.
Jordan’s account weighed in on a picture grabbed from a Justice Department filing that included a photo of classified documents related to the FBI search of the former president’s home earlier this month.
In the 36-page filing, the Justice Department says Trump intentionally “concealed” top secret documents in a potential effort to obstruct their federal probe and described how Trump and his representatives did not cough up classified materials to officials at the property.
The photo that accompanied the filing includes a number of documents recovered in the search, including those labeled “top secret,” spread around the floor beside a box featuring frames. One of the frames includes a TIME Magazine cover.
Jordan’s account, with an eye-roll emoji in tow, wrote that the TIME Magazine cover was the “huge threat” in question, not the materials by its side.
Naturally, Twitter users had to respond. Check some of the reactions below:
That TIME Magazine cover was huge threat to national security. 🙄 https://t.co/yy0AOmxMEh
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) August 31, 2022
Classified (Highly Classified Documents) tossed in with Time Mag cover. That's what your Donny thinks about the security of America? You think this is a joke? Pathetic.
— Barbara Hoffmann (@sophiesmother95) August 31, 2022
Ignoring crimes just like you ignored sexual assault at OSU seems to be your MO, Gym. You’re a traitor. A lowlife. An anti-American thug. Justice is coming. And there is nothing you can do to stop it.
— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) August 31, 2022
— Venture Capital (@kelly2277) August 31, 2022
Holy fuck are you stupid or what
— Ari Cohn (@AriCohn) August 31, 2022
Attention troops! This is what republicans think of your safety and security. They already tried to stiff our sick vets, but they care equally as little for active duty soldiers being put in harm’s way. https://t.co/zVAAewAi6N
— Jeanette- Accountability matters. 🌊 🇺🇸🇺🇦☮️ (@Deja_Great) August 31, 2022
Just think, if Trump’s lawyers hadn’t filed a request for a special master, the DOJ wouldn’t have released that damning pic. Talk about a SELF OWN. 😂😭💀 https://t.co/o8gsExrRbO
— Kristine Kenyon (@kristine_kenyon) August 31, 2022
Delete your account.
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) August 31, 2022
We’re living through an endless cycle of republican abuse of power and obstruction of justice that has seen two impeachments and an ongoing insurrection so far. There is no end, no bottom, they simply will not comply with the imperatives of government or institutions of justice
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) August 31, 2022
Please show where the proper protocol is to keep top secret intelligence together with framed Time magazine covers. Trump is a traitor, and so is Jim Jordan.
— Peter Beckman🌻🇺🇦 (@PeterBeckman661) August 31, 2022