In a fiery exchange during a meeting of the House Rules Committee Tuesday morning, committee chair Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) grilled Jordan — in an effort to get the Ohio congressman to state that Biden won a fair contest.
“Will you admit that Joe Biden won fair and square?” McGovern asked Jordan. “And the election was not rigged or stolen?” After a brief audio cutout, Jordan replied by launching into a full commentary — rather than directly answering the question.
“What I did over the past several months is follow the process that the Constitution prescribed,” Jordan said, before McGovern interjected. “That’s not the question I asked,” McGovern said.
The full exchange, via CSPAN:
Jim Jordan calls for unifying the nation, so House Rules chairman Jim McGovern pushes Jordan to accept that Joe Biden won the election “fair and square.” Jordan refuses. McGovern condemns Jordan’s double standard. pic.twitter.com/Pqqgtz8vgp
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 12, 2021
There are 5 words you can say right now to help your country, @Jim_Jordan:
“The election was not stolen.” https://t.co/oCeSkkCgCU
— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) January 12, 2021
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) repeatedly refuses to acknowledge Biden’s victory as legitimate.
House Rules Committee Chair Jim McGovern (D-MA): “If we want to talk about healing, we have to talk about truth.” pic.twitter.com/0WJEML5qvl
— The Recount (@therecount) January 12, 2021