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GOP’s Jordan Says Jan. 6 Panel’s Subpoena Violates Constitution

  • Trump ally demands committee first turn over material to him
  • Jordan is one of five House Republicans subpoenaed by panel
Republican Representative Jim Jordan.

Republican Representative Jim Jordan.

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

Republican Representative Jim Jordan swatted back his subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol -- demanding the panel first turn over information to him.

Jordan doesn’t refuse to comply but argues in a four-page letter to Representative Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and the panel’s chairman, that subpoenaing a sitting member of Congress “violates core Constitutional principles” and “disregards House rules and precedent.”