CNN’s Jake Tapper fact-checked Rep. Jim Jordan in real time during an interview Sunday on “State of the Union” as the Ohio Republican defended President Trump amid an impeachment inquiry sparked in part by Trump’s dealings with his Ukrainian counterpart.
Tapper pushed back on several fronts, including when Jordan repeated Trump’s unfounded allegations over former Vice President Joe Biden’s alleged wrongdoing in dealing with Ukraine while Biden’s son Hunter Biden sat on a Ukrainian company’s board.
Jordan also called the whistleblower who filed a complaint centered on a call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Bidens a “bureaucrat who didn’t like the president.” “No, we don’t know,” Tapper replied.
Just watch the clip. Whoa.
If Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) doesn’t get a Speakership out of these endless months of carrying water for the career criminal in the White House, he’s going to again light the black candles and scratch out a pentagram in the dirt to demand of Lucifer that this foul deal be terminated
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) September 29, 2019
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) September 29, 2019
To @Jim_Jordan and other spinners arguing WH hid transcript of Ukraine call on secret server to prevent “leaks”: Why that particular Ukraine call (and perhaps a few others of similar nature)?
If it was really about leaks, then *all* calls would’ve been on the secret server.
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) September 29, 2019
They should make Jim Jordan wear the busboy’s jacket for these appearances.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) September 29, 2019
“I would think somebody who’s been accused of things in the last year or two would be more sensitive about throwing out wild allegations against people,” Jake Tapper said. https://t.co/IDj52X6tq7
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 29, 2019
— Savage (@ChadwickFurr) September 29, 2019
Jim Jordan literally defends Trump committing a felony by knowingly and willfully violating federal campaign laws. (Not to mention possible bribery or extortion) This is more proof that the GOP’s loyalty is no longer to the USA- it’s to Donald Trump. https://t.co/n48r1RbgWI
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) September 29, 2019