Dems Pound On Jim Jordan Until He Grudgingly Concedes Biden Won – By Summer Concepcion (TPM) / January 12 2021
Democrats piled on Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Tuesday for repeatedly refusing to acknowledge that President-elect Joe Biden won the election “fair and square.”
During a House Rules Committee meeting debating a bill demanding President Trump’s removal from office following the insurrection at the Capitol that Trump incited, chair Jim McGovern (D-MA) urged Jordan to say that Biden won the election “fair and square.” The Ohio Republican has repeatedly used Trumpian rhetoric to push bogus election fraud claims in recent weeks.
McGovern argued that the public needs to hear from those who sowed doubt over the legitimacy of the election process so that the country can begin healing from last week’s Capitol riots — a deadly event that Trump encouraged his supporters to take part in.
After Jordan insisted that he previously acknowledged that Biden would be sworn in on January 20, McGovern called out the Trump loyalist: “that is not the question I asked.”