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  2. This is a really good example of how much babble in the world so much speech is. Jim Jordan and others make all these claims about how second or third hand the information is, thousands of times, over and over, and it’s all nonsense based on the very simple fact that first hand witnesses and suspects are obstructing. They are playing both sides.

  3. On Wednesday, the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearings for the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump. U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor gave a particularly damning testimony about the president’s efforts to withhold military aid from the Ukrainian president in an attempt to force him to announce a corruption investigation of former vice president Joe Biden. For the most part, Republican lawmakers used it as an opportunity to grandstand: Ohio’s Jim Jordan and California’s Devin Nunes, in particular, made loud efforts to distract from the facts at hand.

    The White House has been actively blocking members of the administration from speaking to Congress. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney even considered going to court to find a way out of having to testify. On Tuesday, he dropped it, choosing simply obey the White House’s orders to refuse to cooperate with the hearings.

    Jordan—a Trump devotee who’s been accused of looking the other way during his tenure as a coach at Ohio State University when student athletes reported being sexually assaulted—stuck with the Republicans’ official line. He demanded the name of the whistleblower who filed the initial report, despite multiple other witnesses corroborating Trump’s attempt at a quid pro quo, including the call record that the Trump administration released as well as Trump himself on the White House lawn in full view of multiple reporters’ cameras, is irrelevant.

    To that end, Jordan launched into an extended monologue about how unjust it was that Democrats weren’t allowing the committee to question “the person who started it all,” referring to the whistleblower. “We’ll never get a chance to question that individual,” he said.

    Peter Welch, a Democrat from Vermont, took the opportunity to respond to Jordan’s lament. “I’d be glad to have the person who ‘started it all’ come in and testify,” said Welch, then gesturing towards the witness table. “President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there.” The chamber erupted in laughter.

  4. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.gq.com/story/jim-jordan-impeachment-inquiry-hearing) reduced by 73%. (I’m a bot)
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    > On Wednesday, the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearings for the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump.

    > He demanded the name of the whistleblower who filed the initial report, despite multiple other witnesses corroborating Trump's attempt at a quid pro quo, including the call record that the Trump administration released as well as Trump himself on the White House lawn in full view of multiple reporters' cameras, is irrelevant.

    > "President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there." The chamber erupted in laughter.

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  5. I had a chat with a long time friend who is a trump supporter. We both wrestled in high school and he did in college. I had to point out who gym jordan was after he praised jordan’s questioning during the hearing. He ended the call shortly after that.

  6. I just heard him on npr and it was a joke. He got flustered and just tried to rant conspiracies as fast as he can, and he can’t fathom that if Trump failed at extortion that it’s still abuse of office.

  7. Just heard an interview with him on NPR where he sounded like a crazed idiot. Speaking over the host, bringing up the Clintons, and the usual GOP babble.

    His toxic masculinity was pretty glaring, just from the 2 minute interview I heard.

  8. Fuck Gym Jordan and that weird balding spot at the front of his head.

    But more importantly fuck his whole attitude surrounding this administration. His unwillingness to expose himself to new or enlightening information is abhorrent. Fuck you Jim Jordan. Why is Trump the hill republicans are willing to die on?

  9. It’s pathetic they still even mention the whistle blower, they literally haven’t mattered for weeks. Everything is corroborated by multiple first hand accounts. It’s sad how stupid people are that they buy into this type of bull shit.

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