Jim Jordan Now Says He Talked To Trump ‘More Than Once’ On Jan. 6 As Democrats Demand GOP Phone Records
Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan has amended his report of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to say he spoke to former President Trump “more than once” during the attack.
“Look, I certainly spoke to the president that day. I can’t remember – I know it was more than once, I just don’t remember the times,” the conservative lawmaker said. Politics in the Sunday newspaper.
The disclosure comes a week after the Jan. 6 Democrat-led commission announced it would investigate phone records and text messages from potential witnesses, including Republican members of Congress.
At least one of the calls took place in the safe room where he and others were held as violent Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. He said he was “sure” of the fact because they were “in that room forever.”
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, also a staunch ally of Trump, joined Jordan on the saferoom call, another source told the outlet.
Ohio Republican Jim Jordan admitted in a Sunday report that he spoke to former President Trump multiple times during the Capitol riot, despite only revealing one conversation previously.
They allegedly begged the ex-president to tell the rioters to stop, but it’s unclear how he responded.
Jordan declined to admit whether or not Gaetz was on the phone and declined to comment on what he and Trump discussed, adding that he wanted the National Guard to intervene.
Gaetz also did not go into details when asked.
“Congressman Gaetz speaks regularly with President Trump and does not reveal the content of those discussions to the media,” his spokesman told Politico.
Jordan revealed last month that he had spoken to Trump on the day of the MAGA riots, but mentioned only one conversation.
“I spoke to him on January 6. I mean, I talk to President Trump all the time,” he told Spectrum News in July. “I don’t think that’s unusual.”
When pressed, the lawmaker said he had spoken to Trump after the riots, after which he quickly backed down, saying he didn’t know exactly “when those talks took place” or whether he spoke to him in the morning or not.”
Jordan changes his tune just a week after Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bipartisan committee announced on Jan. 6 its intent to search the phone records of GOP lawmakers and Trump employees as part of the ongoing investigation.
Jordan is one of several Republican lawmakers reportedly speaking with Trump on Jan. 6 (Photo: ex-president arriving at Trump Tower on Aug. 22)
Jordan said at least one conversation took place in a safe room where lawmakers were held as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol
A source claims Representative Matt Gaetz (left) was involved in one of the calls to Trump
The committee chair, Representative Bennie Thompson, said he will request the phone records of several hundred people, including Republican members of Congress, as part of the investigation.
The Mississippi Democrat declined to identify which lawmakers would be wanted, but told reporters on Capitol Hill that his committee is reaching out to technology and communications companies and social media platforms for hundreds of records from that day.
“We have a pretty exhaustive list of people. I won’t tell you who they are, but they are several hundred people who are part of the list of people we plan to contact,” he said when asked if the list also included Trump’s relatives.
DailyMail.com contacted Jordan’s office for comment on the Democrat-led commission’s hunt for GOP phone records last Tuesday, but has heard nothing.
Jordan is one of several Republican lawmakers who claim to have spoken with Trump on Jan. 6.
Another example is House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy, who reportedly asked Trump, “Who do you think you’re talking to?” in a tense conversation after begging him to call off his supporters.
McCarthy nominated five Republicans to serve on the committee, including Jordan, but withdrew his choice out of outrage after Pelosi refused to seat Jordan and Representative Jim Banks.
She later called Banks and Jordan’s nominations “outrageous” and “not serious” during a virtual summit.
“I mean, they probably — well, look, we’ll see what the commission finds out about them,” she warned. “But they wouldn’t be on the committee.”
She said the pair would be nothing but “antics and clowns” and accused them of being “participants in the Big Lie” that Joe Biden stole Trump’s election.
Both lawmakers voted against certifying the election results — which Pelosi said didn’t stop them.
“I didn’t care if they voted to accept the election results. All I really wanted them to be is to be willing to seek the truth,” she said. “So I said three of the members were welcome to serve, as the leader suggested, but not the two.”
Pelosi chose Republican delegates Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger to serve on the panel.
Since Sunday’s revelation of Jordan’s January 6 timeline came to light, several people have called for Jordan to face it.
Jordan faces renewed calls for scrutiny since the Politico Playbook report came out
“Jim Jordan must testify before the 1/6 committee,” Jeff Sites, a Democratic challenger for Jordan’s House seat, wrote on Twitter.
Sites also claimed that Jordan “knows exactly what Trump said to him” that day and “is lying because it’s blaming Trump.”
Actor George Takei wrote on the site, “A takeaway from Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz who called and begged Trump to tell the rioters to step down on January 6 is that they apparently believed Trump was in complete control of Antifa.”
He referred to a right-wing conspiracy theory that the far-left group Antifa staged the riots.