Jim Jordan's office admits he sent Mark Meadows a plan to overturn the election from Biden

Jim Jordan's office admits he sent Mark Meadows a plan to overturn the election from Biden

This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee on the January 6 insurrection revealed that during that period, a “lawmaker” sent a text to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows saying that then-Vice President Mike Pence shouldn’t honor electoral votes for Joe Biden if he thought they were “unconstitutional.” And that “lawmaker” was Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, his office confirmed to Politico.

In his text to Meadows, the far-right Jordan wrote, “On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all — in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence. ‘No legislative act,’ wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, ‘contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.’”

Jordan continued, “The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: ‘That an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.’ 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916).”

Jordan’s office, according to Politico’s Kyle Cheney, has “confirmed” that he sent that text to Meadows — who, the U.S. House of Representatives voted, should be held in contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the January 6 committee.

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However, Jordan’s office is also claiming that Jordan was merely forwarding to Meadows a legal analysis by former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz. Cheney tweeted:


In Politico, Cheney and his colleague Nicholas Wu wrote, “Jordan’s text does not make clear that it was a forward, and the committee has indicated that it would have questioned Meadows about the context of the text message had he appeared for a deposition…. Why did Jordan forward this analysis to Meadows? Was it something the former chief of staff solicited? Or did Jordan send it unprompted? Meadows’ attorney George Terwilliger did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

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