Congressman Jim Jordan refused to back down to Chairman Nadler during a hearing on Wednesday and his rant over it was epic.
Congressman Jordan, a minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, went off on Democrats for holding AG Barr in contempt of Congress for following the law.
“Bill Barr is following the law and what’s his reward? Democrats gotta hold him in contempt,” said Jordan arguing that the Dems just want to destroy AG Barr because they are afraid of him after he claimed that, “spying did occur.”
“He’s [Barr] going to get to the bottom of everything — he’s going to find out how and why this investigation started in the first place.” said the Ohio lawmaker.
Chairman Nadler tried to interrupt Jordan as the Congressman pointed out that AG Barr used the term “political surveillance.”
Rep. Jordan wasn’t having it. “I will not yield!” Jordan said and continued with his tirade.
On Wednesday, President Trump asserted executive privilege over the full, unredacted version of Robert Mueller’s report and the House Dems voted to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to give Congress the full report and underlying grand jury material.
The Judiciary Committee, controlled by the Democrats, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, held a vote on Wednesday and voted on party lines — 22 Dems to 12 Republicans.
The measure will then move to the full House for a vote later this month.
Republican Congressman Jim Jordan is correct on this. The Democrats are afraid of AG Bill Barr because unlike his predecessor, Jeff Sessions, he is about the rule of law and will not cower in the face of screeching Dems.