Jim Jordan calls for unity, explains why Biden needs to speak out against impeachment

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions FBI Director Christopher Wray during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions FBI Director Christopher Wray during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Note from Community Impact Editor Amelia Robinson: U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, appeared on Fox News’ “Sunday Mornings Futures with Maria Bartiromo” Jan. 10 to explain his thoughts on the possible second impeachment of President Donald Trump following the riot at the Capitol that left five dead, including U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick. A second officer, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide the Saturday following the riots. Jordan is among the Republicans who would defend Trump in an impeachment trial if House Democrats continue Wednesday, Jan. 13 with plans to impeach Trump. This piece will appear on the Ideas and Voices page with one detailing comments made by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). Brown is critical of Jordan and supports impeachment.

“First of all, what happened Wednesday is a tragedy. Everyone knows that it is wrong as wrong could be, but I hope the Democrats don’t go down this road.

We don’t know if they’re if they’re going to, let’s hope that they do not do that.

(The) 75 million Americans who supported the president have been called deplorables who eat at the Olive Garden. And remember what Peter Strzok said when he was at the Walmart several years ago?

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He said that you know he could smell the Trump supporters here. Now the Democrats are going to try to remove the president from office just seven days before he said to leave anyway. I do not see how that unifies the country.

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I hope what happens is what Senator Graham said Friday night on this network, when he asked Vice President Joe Biden, President-Elect Joe Biden, to give a speech to the country and say we should not be pursuing this impeachment, we should not be pursuing the 25th amendment.

Let’s bring the country together and move forward and return to being this America the greatest nation ever. That’s where we need to focus.

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When asked about what would happen if Trump were impeached and the impact the impeachment could have on Joe Biden’s first days as president Jordan said:

Getting the right people into cabinet positions for the safety of the country for the good of the country.

Key positions like secretary of defense, secretary of state, a leader of health and human services.

So for the good of the country, I think it makes sense for Vice President Biden to do that, President-Elect Biden to do that.

But it also, I think, just good for the country as a whole to help bring us together.

As Professor (Alan) Dershowitz pointed out, I think it’s unconstitutional what they’re trying to do. So hopefully cooler heads will prevail and and we will not move down this path.

If in fact there was be a conviction in the Senate, then of course the Constitution is clear the president can’t hold office, but as Mr. Dershowitz pointed out, impeachment is for a sitting president and, the president, if the democrats pursue this, could not have a trial until after he has left office.

So I think he’s got real constitutional problems. But most importantly, it’s not healthy for the nation. We’re at an important point.

I’m very concerned about where we’re at. I hope we can begin to come back together.”

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