Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) was evoked laughter during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee after he admitted to not having seen Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report despite claiming that the report had cleared President Donald Trump of wrongdoing and that Democrats were weaponizing the committee against the president.
“It seems we are here because the Mueller report was not what the Democrats thought it was going to be. In fact, it was just the opposite,” he said. “What did the attorney general tell us that the principal findings of the report were? No new indictments, no sealed indictments, no collusion, no obstruction.”
It was then that Jordan was interrupted by Representative David Cicilline (D-RI), who asked him: “You made reference to the Mueller report. Have you seen it? Because we haven’t.”
“No, I’ve seen the principal findings from the attorney general,” Jordan replied. At this point, the others in the room laughed.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 3, 2019
The report, according to a letter penned by Attorney General William Barr on March 22, found insufficient evidence that President Trump or members of his campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” an announcement that has prompted the president to proclaim victory over his opponents although the full report and its contents have still not been released to the public.
Republicans have pushed back against releasing the report. Jordan has been rather vocal about proclaiming the president’s innocence in the absence of the report and he was swiftly called out.
<100 words of Mueller’s report released. And Jim +all Republicans are too scared to read another word.@GOP 🐱. Time to elect those with stones to protect US.
— AJ (@smartlyjoan) April 3, 2019
He's my representative and he's so embarrassing.
In his early days, even though he was a Rep., I thought he possessed integrity, honesty, ethics, smarts, etc.
Boy, has that changed!
— Can.It.Get.Any.Swampier? (@sugarpantz) April 3, 2019
— Small Farm Dairy (@SmallFarmDairy) April 3, 2019
@Jim_Jordan imagines seeing things he hasn’t seen and denies things he’s seen.
— Deborah V (@socalscootergal) April 3, 2019
Jordan made headlines for lashing out at Democrats yesterday, saying they are “so committed to getting at this president” and “not focused on frankly doing what’s best for the country.”