Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-Ohio) office confirmed that he is the sender of a text message to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, partially revealed this week by the Jan. 6 committee.
Here’s the full text: “On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all — in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence. ‘No legislative act,’ wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, ‘contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.’ The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: ‘That an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.’ 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916).”
Read the full article. Jordan is claiming he merely forwarded a message from a former Pentagon Inspector General. Right wingers are screaming that the riot committee “doctored” Jordan’s text because they only read the portion before the dash in the quote above.
Jordan’s text didn’t specifically describe it as a forward of someone else’s argument, but a spokesman said “Mr. Jordan forwarded the text to Mr. Meadows, and Mr. Meadows certainly knew it was a forward.”https://t.co/iXTFU8Q0NT
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