Jim Jordan Gets Schooled After Running ‘Interference’ In Trump’s Criminal Case

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Following the revelation of a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, Oversight Committee member Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) condemned the current Judiciary chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). Jordan has targeted Willis previously. She is currently handling one of Donald Trump’s four criminal cases, which extend across both the federal and state levels.

The subpoena relates to usage by Willis’ team of federal funds. “I am utterly disgusted but sadly not surprised by Chairman Jordan’s latest attempt to subvert our country’s rule of law by weaponizing Congress’s authority to interfere in an ongoing criminal prosecution for nakedly political purposes,” Goldman’s prepared remarks said. “In his blatant attempt to save Donald Trump, his party’s indicted criminal defendant presidential nominee, from legal peril, Chairman Jordan has yet again abused the authority of the Judiciary Committee to attempt to undermine a state prosecution.”

Democrats have consistently accused Republicans of orienting their ostensible attempts at investigation around what’s just advancing Trump’s political — and more specifically, electoral — ambitions.

House Republicans have recently been tossing around a potential impeachment of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on the basis of what some allege is just policy disagreement, with Republicans trying to turn real-world problems at the southern border like the distribution of the dangerous drug fentanyl into something more. And amid these developments, they’ve rejected possibilities for actual progress, like a $14 billion funding package proposed by the Biden administration for border security efforts that would expand hiring and boost other operations if actually implemented.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, recently lambasted the House GOP for what he characterized as them basically just sitting around.

“So—with no positive program on infrastructure, health care, education, or anything else to run on—the do-nothing MAGA Republicans are hoping that sitting around and demagoguing the issue of immigration, while not addressing it in any serious way, will be their ticket back to the White House,” the Marylander said at a recent hearing.