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 is not a political stunt,’ it’s not a great signal.
Before the listening to, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler and Immigration Integrity Security and Enforcement Subcommittee Ranking Member Pramila Jayapal stated in a joint assertion offered to PoliticusUSA:
Judiciary Republicans will maintain their second stunt listening to on border safety. Despite the significance of this challenge, there was no session with Judiciary Democrats, a lot of whom have already dedicated attending different bipartisan congressional delegation journeys.
Instead 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. As a end result, Democrats, who’ve been to the border often the previous couple of years, won’t attend subsequent week’s performative listening to. Additionally, Judiciary Democrats will conduct their very own journey to the border subsequent month the place we are going to hear from the group and authorities officers on the bottom.
Jordan and different House Republicans tried to say that Democrats boycotted the listening to, however the fact was Republicans scheduled the listening to for when Democrats couldn’t attend.
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The level 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 Project described the listening to as, “Nothing more than an unadulterated political stunt conducted by MAGA leader and Trump loyalist Jim Jordan – a person who months ago admitted that his investigations were being conducted solely for the purpose of re-electing Trump. It was so hyper-partisan that Judiciary Committee Democrats refused to lend it legitimacy by attending. Full of typical and untrue attacks and absent any comprehensive solutions to immigration or the border, this taxpayer-funded trip was clearly only about soundbites and attacks on President Biden and Democrats rather than actually fixing the border and our immigration system.”
Under Republican management, the House is now not conducting congressional oversight. It staging a MAGA group theater street present.
Jim Jordan is in manner over his head because the chair of the Judiciary Committee, and it’s gorgeous that the Never Kevin group of House Republicans needed the Ohio congressman to be the Speaker of the House.
Jason is the managing editor. He can be a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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