Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) refused to back down to Chairman Nadler during a hearing Wednesday and it was epic.
Jordan, a minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, went off the Democrats for holding Bill 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,” Jordan said arguing that the Democrats want to destroy Bill Barr because they are afraid of him after he rightly said, “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.” the Ohio lawmaker said.
Chairman Nadler tried to interrupt Jim Jordan as the Republican Congressman pointed out that Bill Barr used the term “political surveillance.”
Rep. Jordan wasn’t having it — “I will not yield!” Jordan said and continued with his tirade.
Watch Jim Jordan’s epic 5-minute rant:
Bill Barr is following the law. What's his reward? Democrats are going to hold him in contempt. pic.twitter.com/slK3cXf3k2
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 8, 2019
President Trump on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over the full, unredacted version of Mueller’s report and the House Dems voted to hold AG Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to give Congress the full report and underlying grand jury material.
The Dem-controlled Judiciary Committee chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), held a vote Wednesday morning 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.
Jim Jordan is correct — the Democrats are afraid of 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.