Jim Jordan says committee on Capitol riot is ‘assault on Americans’ liberty’

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Congressman Jim Jordan says the US summons to testify about the events of the Capitol riots by the January 6 committee is a “complete assault on the freedoms of Americans”.

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Mr. Jordan was in charge of the committee formally approving a criminal contempt report to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. Donald Trump’s former adviser, who has refused to comply with the summons, could face up to a year in prison if convicted.

“Summons have been issued to 11 individuals, 11 US citizens, who sought government permission on an application to hold a Trump rally,” Mr Jorde said. “The government approved it and now the January 6 committee petitions him to question him about exercising his First Amendment right,” he said.

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Mr Jordan’s opposition to the committee’s subpoena comes after suggestions from Liz Cheney, one of the committee’s two Republicans, that he might be “well a material” witness at its meetings leading up to January 6.

He had previously rejected the idea that he should be summoned to testify about his conversations with Mr Trump. In May, he told Washington Post That commission is ridiculous.

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“And why would they call me? I didn’t do anything wrong – I talked to the president,” said Mr. Jordan Post. “I talk to the president all the time. I think — you know where I am on this commission — it’s all about going after President Trump. It seems obvious.”

On Wednesday, Mr Jordan said it was “horrifying where they want to go and what they are doing to the constitutional rights of Americans”.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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Credit: www.independent.co.uk /

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