'Cancel Jim Jordan': GOP rep mocked for whining about 'cancel culture' during debate over Trump impeachment
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appears determined to defend President Donald Trump's rhetoric after a mob last week attacked the U.S. Capitol in an effort to halt certification of President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college win. That mob, egged on by the president, prompted a second impeachment proceeding against the president.
Jordan insisted the impeachment trial is another form of "cancel culture" as opposed to an attempt to hold Trump accountable for his actions last week that led to deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol. Jordan also criticized Democrats as he claimed they have "'an obsession' with removing President Donald Trump from office," according to NBC News.
On Tuesday, Jordan said, "This is more than about impeaching the president of the United States. This is about canceling the president and canceling all the people you guys disagree with. And that's what scares me more than anything."
He continued, "I don't know where it ends. The cancel culture doesn't just go after conservatives and Republicans. It won't just stop there. It'll come for us all. That's what's frightening."
Rep. Jim Jordan: "The cancel culture will come for us all." #ImpeachmentDay https://t.co/5TU3FKZ2oC— The Hill (@The Hill)1610561225.0
However, Twitter users are not having it. Shortly after Jordan's remarks began circulating on social media, he faced a flurry of angry tweets from those criticizing his rant.
Arrest Jim Jordan https://t.co/4UJvmzGJK7— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1610561742.0
If cancel culture existed to the extent Jim Jordan seems to think it does, then he would already have been cancelle… https://t.co/fvHQSVmfsz— Elle M. (they/them) (@Elle M. (they/them))1610561435.0
Let's cancel Jim Jordan and prove once and for all that cancel culture is real.— Kimberley Johnson (@Kimberley Johnson)1610561217.0
Max Steele, Senior Advisor of Communications for the American Bridge 21st Century, slammed the Republican lawmaker for trying to downplay the actions of insurrectionists. "Jim Jordan whines about attacks on the First Amendment because of Twitter bans while trying to carry water for insurrectionists who scratched "murder the media" on the Capitol door," Steele tweeted.
Jim Jordan whines about attacks on the First Amendment because of twitter bans while trying to carry water for insu… https://t.co/9ZNDeZglbX— Max Steele (@Max Steele)1610559764.0
Jim Jordan is literally calling the impeachment of a president who incited an insurrection "cancel culture"— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1610559712.0
Despite Jordan's claims, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed back against Trump loyalists' claims about the insurrection. When the top-ranking Democrat spoke during the House hearing, she offered her take on the disturbing series of events that transpired on Jan. 6.
"The President of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion, against our common country. He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love," Pelosi said.
Pelosi: "They were domestic terrorists and justice must prevail. But they did not appear out of a vacuum. They were… https://t.co/vik7bcb9zX— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1610559405.0
She added, "They were domestic terrorists and justice must prevail. But they did not appear out of a vacuum. They were sent here, sent here by the president, with words such as a cry to 'fight like hell.' Words matter. Truth matters. Accountability matters."
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