WASHINGTON — GOP Rep. Jim Jordan slammed the “double standards” of Democrats on Wednesday morning as the House moves to impeach President Trump for a second time — noting their own efforts to undermine the 2016 election.
In a fiery speech on the House floor, Jordan (R-Ohio), an ardent Trump confidante, noted that many of the Democrats leading the impeachment charge objected to Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.
“Guess who the first objector was on January 6, 2017? The first objector was the Democratic chairman of the Rules Committee,” Jordan said, referring to Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)
“They can object to Alabama in 2017 but tell us we can’t object to Pennsylvania in 2021,” Jordan continued.
The president is accused of inciting an insurrection when thousands of his supporters stormed Congress last Wednesday to interrupt a vote certifying Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, leaving five people dead.
Several Republican lawmakers objected to Biden’s victory in key swing states and