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Jim Jordan Rejects Jan. 6 Panel Request For Interview

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks as Attorney General Merrick Garland appears before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the United States Department of Justice, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks as Attorney General Merrick Garland appears before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the United States Department of Justice, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jordan, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress, on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, rejected a request for an interview by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress, has rejected a request for an interview by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

In a combative letter Sunday to committee chairman Bennie Thompson, Jordan says, “The American people are tired of Democrats’ nonstop investigations and partisan witch hunts.”

Thompson told Jordan in a letter last month that the panel wants him to provide information surrounding his communications with Trump on Jan. 6 and Trump’s efforts to challenge the result of the 2020 election.

“We understand that you had at least one and possibly multiple communications with President Trump on January 6th,” the letter read. “We would like to discuss each such communication with you in detail.”

In his response Sunday, Jordan insisted, “I have no relevant information that would assist the Select Committee in advancing any legitimate legislative purpose.”