As the January 6th committee held his first hearing yesterday, Ohio GOP Congressman Jim Jordan says that Speaker Pelosi kicked him off that committee after he raised 'fundamental questions' about the events that took place.
"It was a terrible day. And the people who did wrong need to be held accountable," said Jordan. "The real question is, and I've said this many times, why weren't those guys who testified today and all the other Capitol Hill police who protect us and protect Capitol Hill, why weren't they given more help?"
"Why wasn't more help there that day? And the only person who can answer that question is the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. And I think she thought we were going to keep raising that question," he continued, "and that's why she didn't put me on."
Jordan claimed that there are reports that suggest Pelosi had hesitated to call the National Guard on January 6 due to concerns about optics.
Jordan asked "Why?" To which he responded, "my hunch is because what happened all last summer [when] we saw Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats say that we should defund the police."
"We saw Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats say that rioters and looters who attacked police, destroyed small business, and hurt innocent civilians- they actually raised money to bail them out of jail."
"So when that's the background, it's kind of tough to say, we're for defunding the police. But, oh, by the way, we want more police here to protect us on January 6th."
When it came to who to blame for the insurrection of the Capitol, Jordan said he is "blaming anyone for what happened that day except the people who did wrong." Adding "Those are the people to blame. And guess what? They're being prosecuted just like our system is supposed to work.
"We're just asking a fundamental question… why wasn't there a proper security posture on January 6, and what have we done to correct that? And to make sure it doesn't happen in the future."
Jordan said that he believes those questions are important. "I think those are fundamental questions. It's not about blame. The blame resides with the people who did wrong. They should be prosecuted and they are being."
Jordan and other republicans have been accusing of downplaying the events of January 6th by Democrats and the media, who some claim the riot was worse than the attacks on September 11. Jordan believes "the main reason the Democrats want to keep talking about January 6 is because what the heck else are they going to talk about?"