Jim Jordan reveals what his first action as House Speaker will be.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) declared his candidacy for Speaker of the House on Wednesday. He claims that if elected, his first act as speaker would be to create a select committee to look into the “weaponization” of the federal government.
Jordan, a personal friend and supporter of the late President Donald Trump, has been outspoken in his criticism of the Biden administration and the FBI, which he claims is discriminating against Republicans. Additionally, he has been a key advocate of the disproved conspiracy theory that the assault on the Capitol on January 6th was an “inside job.”
A select committee on the “weaponization” of government, according to Jordan in a letter to his colleagues, would be “vital to restoring trust in our institutions and holding the Biden administration accountable.” According to him, the committee will look into “the Biden administration’s targeting of parents who speak out at school board meetings, the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, and the January 6th witch hunt.”
Some Republicans are likely to oppose Jordan’s bid for Speaker because they think he is too combative and polarizing. He does, however, have backing from other hardline Republicans and Trump supporters.
The creation of a special committee on the “weaponization” of government by Jordan, if he were to be chosen as Speaker, would probably be seen as an indication that he intended to use the House as a platform to look into and criticize the Biden administration. Additionally, it would demonstrate his dedication to furthering Trump’s goals.
It is important to highlight that the assertion that the Biden administration is “weaponizing” the federal government against Republicans is unsupported by any evidence. In actuality, a judge-signed search warrant was used by the FBI to enter Mar-a-Lago, and there is grounds to suspect that Trump was in possession of sensitive information that he shouldn’t have been.
Additionally, the assault on the Capitol on January 6th was a bloody uprising carried out by Trump supporters in an effort to rescind the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election. The conspiracy notion that the assault was an “inside job” is unsupported by any evidence.
Jordan’s revelation would very certain satisfy Trump backers and other conservative Republicans despite the absence of supporting proof. It also reveals the severe splits that exist within the Republican Party.