ICYMI: MAGA Extremist Jim Jordan appointed to Chairman of House Committee on the Judiciary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Minority Leader McCarthy announced that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-O.H.) will serve as Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary when Republicans assume the majority in January.

“Jim Jordan is one of the most extreme members of the Republican House conference. His time on the Judiciary Committee has been spent obstructing and discrediting investigations into Donald Trump’s gross misconduct — and as chair, he has vowed to engage in bogus political stunts to score points with ultra MAGA members of their base and distract Americans from their deeply unpopular agenda,” said Zac Petkanas senior advisor to the House Accountability War Room. “McCarthy’s decision to appoint Jordan to this position as leader of one of House’s most powerful committees is a further indication of the dangerous, ultra-partisan, and unserious manner in which he would lead the House come January.”

Key elements of Jordan’s record include:

  • Jordan voted to overturn the election results in 2020.
  • Jordan is a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, which includes MAGA extremists like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.
  • MAGA extremist Matt Gaetz called Jordan the “spiritual and intellectual leader” of the GOP conference.
  • Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner called Jordan a “legislative terrorist.”
  • Jordan covered up a sexual abuse scandal as a college wrestling coach.
  • Jordan is publicly committed to sham investigations on Biden and his family, while protecting Trump and MAGA extremists by probing Biden’s Justice Department and FBI, two frequent targets of Trump’s ire.
  • Jordan wants to focus his efforts on sham investigations and impeachments rather than working for American families. He is even open to impeaching Biden’s DHS Secretary and Attorney General.
  • Jordan is opposed to Biden’s student loan forgiveness policy.
  • Jordan voted against the right to contraception, including birth control and condoms.
  • Jordan cosponsored a 15-week national abortion ban

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