Rep. Jim Jordan Seemed To Snap, Reportedly Warned Of Retribution After January 6th Panel Said It Could Look Into Phone Record Of Members Of Congress

Got something to hide, Jim?


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The House Select Committee investigating the deadly January 6 insurrection wants answers, so it plans to send notices to various telecommunications companies requesting that they preserve the phone records of several people, including members of Congress, CNN reports.

And the Committee isn’t playing around. The group is also seeking records on former President Donald Trump’s adult children, among others. The panel is asking the White House and multiple federal agencies to relay any conversations about removing Trump from office and whether he planned to enact martial law to remain in power. The committee is also asking agencies to relay “all documents and communications related to the mental stability of Donald Trump or his fitness for office” following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

“While it remains unclear which members’ records the committee is interested in, several Republican lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, have acknowledged speaking to then-President Donald Trump by phone on January 6,” CNN reports.

Jim Jordan didn’t appear to take the news well, although he said he had not been contacted by the committee to preserve his records, but said if he does he will comply.

“I’ve got nothing to hide. I’ve said that along, I’ve nothing to hide,” Jordan, an Ohio Republican, said but added a warning, saying that should the committee take that step there could be political retribution.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said pretty much the same thing as he urged his party to punish every lawmaker investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol if Republicans take back the majority in 2022, HuffPost reports.

“When we win back the majority next year, we have a duty as Republicans to hold every member of this committee accountable for this abuse of power, for stepping over the line, by preventing them from being in positions of authority,” Banks told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “Take them off any committee, get them as far away from positions of power as you can because they’ve shown us that by threatening to do this that they abuse their power, wherever they are.”

This doesn’t make them sound less guilty. I don’t think they thought this through.

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