Rep. Jim Jordan ran a sham listening to filled with conspiracy theories and nil authorities officers or consultants in Yuma, Arizona.
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— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 23, 2023
Anytime that an individual has to start out off a listening to by claiming, ‘this isn’t a political stunt,’ it’s not a superb signal.
Earlier than the listening to, Home Judiciary Committee Rating Member Jerrold Nadler and Immigration Integrity Safety and Enforcement Subcommittee Rating Member Pramila Jayapal mentioned in a joint assertion offered to PoliticusUSA:
Judiciary Republicans will maintain their second stunt listening to on border safety. Regardless of the significance of this subject, there was no session with Judiciary Democrats, lots of whom have already dedicated attending different bipartisan congressional delegation journeys.
As a substitute of specializing in actual options to a sophisticated downside, Judiciary Republicans will as soon as once more not hear from any federal authorities witnesses at their listening to, additional cementing this listening to as a brazen act of political grandstanding. Because of this, Democrats, who’ve been to the border recurrently the previous couple of years, won’t attend subsequent week’s performative listening to. Moreover, Judiciary Democrats will conduct their very own journey to the border subsequent month the place we are going to hear from the neighborhood and authorities officers on the bottom.
Jordan and different Home Republicans tried to assert that Democrats boycotted the listening to, however the reality was Republicans scheduled the listening to for when Democrats couldn’t attend.
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The purpose was by no means to have Democrats on the listening to, however to make use of the pretext of a listening to to host Republicans, conspiracy theorists, and anti-immigration zealots.
Brad Woodhouse of the Congressional Integrity Undertaking described the listening to as, “Nothing greater than an unadulterated political stunt carried out by MAGA chief and Trump loyalist Jim Jordan – an individual who months in the past admitted that his investigations have been being carried out solely for the aim of re-electing Trump. It was so hyper-partisan that Judiciary Committee Democrats refused to lend it legitimacy by attending. Stuffed with typical and unfaithful assaults and absent any complete options to immigration or the border, this taxpayer-funded journey was clearly solely about soundbites and assaults on President Biden and Democrats fairly than really fixing the border and our immigration system.”
Underneath Republican management, the Home is not conducting congressional oversight. It staging a MAGA neighborhood theater highway present.
Jim Jordan is in manner over his head because the chair of the Judiciary Committee, and it’s gorgeous that the By no means Kevin group of Home Republicans needed the Ohio congressman to be the Speaker of the Home.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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