Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) confirmed on Wednesday that he was the GOP legislator who texted then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows that Vice President Mike Pence “should remove all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional because there are no electoral votes at all” on January 6.
On Wednesday night, Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) said the news that Jordan had sent the text was further proof that loyal loyalist to Trump was a “traitor to the United States Constitution” who was helping to lead a “slowly executed coup.”
After the House selection committee on January 6 earlier this week was announced a bunch of bombshell text send to Meadow from famous conservatives, Jordan ran to right-wing media to claim that the committee “modified” his message and presented an incomplete version of it, as the sender.
The image of the text that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) shared during the committee hearing reads: “On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as Speaker of the Senate Senate, should call out all the electoral votes he believes to be unconstitutional because there are no electoral votes at all. ”
This is just part of the full text Jordan passed on to Meadows on January 5. The entire message outlines a questionable legal theory, sent to Jordan by DC attorney Joseph Schmitz, alleging that Pence has the ability to vote for electors and refuses to certify the 2020 election. “Mr. Jordan forwarded the text to Mr. Meadows and Mr. Meadows certainly knew it was an act of transition,” a spokesperson for the agency said. Jordan, Russell Dye said in a statement.
The Ohio congressman’s claim that the text was altered stems from an inadvertent period added to the end of a sentence in a section shared by the committee. “The Selection Committee accepts responsibility and regrets this error,” a committee spokesman told NBC News.
During Wednesday’s appearance on MSNBC’s Final Words with Lawrence O’Donnell, Gallego was asked by host Lawrence O’Donnell about the “surprising revelation” that Jordan “prompted an illegal action by the vice president.”
“Yes, I feel like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca right now,” Gallego quipped. “Absolutely not a surprise.”
After accepting pop culture references, Arizona Democrats proceed to attack Jordan, one of dozens of House Republicans who voted to overturn President Joe’s election victory. Biden.
“Jim Jordan is a traitor,” Gallego exclaimed. “He is a traitor to the US Constitution, he has been a traitor to the US Constitution for quite some time. And now we have it in the text. But we shouldn’t be surprised, and why should anyone be surprised? “
Gallego continued: “We saw it on the floor when they were calling, you know, like Arizona, which I represent, and said there were fraudulent votes, and they fabricated it on floor. So how are we surprised right now? How would anyone be surprised by this, right? “
He went on to say that his “biggest problem” is not with Jordan but with “the fact that there are a lot of people who don’t take this issue seriously”, adding that there is “a coup going on”. Slow out is happening right now all over this country [is] led by Jim Jordans, and you know, the others. ”
Gallego also expressed concern that rather than “smashing into the Capitol,” some of those who refuse to vote are now trying to win state and county legislative seats “so they can actually overturn the election in the near future.” future.”
“So the coup is happening. The traitors are still out there, and they will continue to try to destroy our Constitution every chance they get,” the Democratic lawmaker sighed.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/ruben-gallego-says-jim-jordans-mark-meadows-text-shows-hes-a-traitor-leading-a-slow-moving-coup?source=articles&via=rss Ruben Gallego Says Jim Jordan’s Mark Meadows Text Shows ‘He’s a Traitor’ Is Leading a ‘Slowly Moving Coup’