WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) steadfastly maintained claims of election fraud amid attacks from Democrat and Republican lawmakers in a heated House Rules Committee hearing Tuesday.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle rebuked Jordan for pushing the president’s claims of voter fraud ahead of a vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump in the wake of the Capitol riots.
Jordan, who was awarded the Medal of Freedom by Trump on Monday, repeatedly refused to acknowledge Biden won the election “fair and square” and warned Democrats were launching more dangerous partisan proceedings.
“Will you admit that Joe Biden won fair and square and the election was not rigged or stolen?” Democratic chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) asked Jordan.
“What I did over the past several months is follow the process that the Constitution prescribes,” Jordan said, punting on the question.
“That’s not the question I asked,” McGovern shot back,