LIMA, OH – With Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) blocked from serving on the January 6th select committee, attention is turning to the possibility he’ll testify for it. Democratic U.S. Army veteran and warehouse manager Jeff Sites, who is challenging Jordan in the Fourth Congressional District, issued the following statement repeating his calls for Jordan to come clean about his related contacts with Trump:
“Let’s get past the silly idea of Jim Jordan investigating the insurrection he provoked, and move on to what he knew and when he knew it.
“Jim Jordan has had two months to explain whether he had a call with Trump on January 6th and refuses to do so. His silence is suspicious from a guy who loves nothing more than getting his name in headlines. I never thought I’d say this, but it’s time for Jim to start talking.
“Did he speak with Trump the day of the attack or not? Did Trump express support for the insurrection, or explain why he didn’t call the attackers off or defend the Capitol? What exactly did Jim Jordan turn a blind eye to? He owes us answers.”
In a Washington Post article published May 20th about how multiple members of Congress are potential witnesses to former President Trump’s actions and state of mind on January 6th, Jim Jordan made comments that indicated he may have spoken with Trump during the attack, and did not a response to a request to clarify.
Earlier this week, he acknowledged he might be called before the select committee, and in remarks yesterday committee member Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) suggested Jordan’s rejection was appropriate because he “may be a material witness to events that lead to” the insurrection.