(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) urged his House colleagues to vote against a resolution setting rules for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying it gives even more power to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) “to run this secret proceeding in a bunker in the basement of the Capitol.”
Prior to the vote, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) urged his House colleagues to vote against the resolution, saying it gives even more power to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) “to run this secret proceeding in a bunker in the basement of the Capitol.”
“Madam Speaker, trying to put a ribbon on a sham process doesn’t make it any less of a sham,” Jordan said in a speech on the House floor. “Never forget how this whole thing started.
“Democrats are trying to impeach the president of the United States 13 months before an election based on an anonymous whistleblower with no firsthand knowledge who has a bias against the president, who worked with Vice President Biden the day after the now famous phone call between President Trump and President Zelensky,” he said.
“The so-called whistleblower gets a readout from somebody on that call, writes a memo. In the memo, he uses terms like this call was scare, frightening, but what does he do? Waits 18 days before he files a complaint, and who’s the first person he goes to see? The first people he goes to see in that 18-day timeframe? Chairman Schiff’s staff. Chairman Schiff’s staff. 435 members of Congress, only one individual, one member of this body knows who this person is who started this whole darn crazy process. Chairman Schiff,” Jordan said.
“What’s the resolution do? Gives him even more power to run this secret proceeding in a bunker in the basement of the Capitol. This resolution continues the unfair and partisan process. Just two days ago, two days ago we were prevented from having the witness answer our questions in one of these depositions. This resolution’s going to give more power to the person who made that decision in the bunker in the basement of the Capitol,” the congressman said.
“We are less than 13 months before the next election. Americans understand that this is unfair. Americans get fairness. They instinctively know this is an unfair and partisan process. They will see how unfair and partisan it is today when the vote happens on the floor of this House. We can do a lot better than this. We can do a lot better than this, and the American people see through it. I urge a no vote on this resolution,” Jordan said.