Jordan criticized his fellow Republicans for not passing the requested $5 billion for a border wall when they had the majority of both the House and the Senate. The standoff between House Democrats and President Donald Trump spurred the longest partial government shutdown in American history earlier this year.
He said many of the same Republicans who did not fight for money for the wall are the same ones expressing concern about Trump’s executive order declaring an emergency on the southern border.
“I think it's kind of interesting, those same Republicans who were against fighting for it back then are the same ones who are criticizing the president now for his executive order,” he said.
Pressed by Raddatz, Jordan said he could not think of another example of a time when a U.S. president asked for something that Congress rejected and then went ahead and did it anyway.
"This wasn't a rejection because there was some money for the wall in this bill," Jordan said, saying that Trump said the problem was so grave that he decided to allocate more.
"The point is, there is money that he can use that doesn't require an executive order," he said. "He's going to use that then he's also going to do the emergency declaration. It'll go to court… and we'll see what the court says."