Rumors surfaced last night that House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy may move Rep. Jim Jordan to the Intelligence Committee for the ongoing impeachment proceedings. Watch Jordan speak below.
On Tuesday morning Jim Jordan told FOX and Friends that the rumors surrounding him are true and he will likely be moved to the Intelligence Committee during the impeachment proceedings.
Jordan said that anti-Trump CIA “whistleblower” should testify in public before the House Committee. Watch the video on Fox and Friends from Tuesday morning.
Jordan is the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee and said that the decision in the end will be House Leader Kevin McCarthy’s call.
“That’s Leader [Kevin] McCarthy’s call. If [he] and ranking member [Devin] Nunes wants that to happen — I just want to help our team,” Jordan said. “I want to help the country see the truth here, that President Trump didn’t do anything wrong. And what the Democrats are doing is partisan, it’s unfair and frankly, it’s ridiculous.”
“One of the ways you determine someone’s credibility… they need to be under oath,” he added. “Remember when this first happened, Adam Schiff said we need to hear from the whistleblower. And then, six weeks later he says, no, no, no we don’t. One thing happened in that six-week time frame — namely, we learned Adam Schiff’s staff had met with the whistleblower. Once that fact came out, they suddenly changed their story.”
Jordan then claimed that the political bias in this case is overwhelming and Congress should investigate it. Jordan also said it was unacceptable that the whistleblower will submit his answers in writing.
“He needs to come in,” he said. “You want to be able to look this individual in the eye, ask them questions and see how they respond in the moment.”
Jordan said that the whistleblower is unlikely to testify as long as Schiff is in control of the process.
“It’s still a sham process,” he said. “Adam Schiff is still in control. He gets to decide the witnesses. … We have to provide a witness list, but Adam Schiff decides if they get to come or not.”