Democrats rip into Jim Jordan for pushing Trump's election lies: Video - Business Insider

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"Is there anything the president could do that would cause Mr. Jordan not to defend him?" Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin asked.
Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday pushed Rep. Jim Jordan to explicitly say that President-elect Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 race, but he refused to do so without repeating baseless voter fraud claims peddled by President Donald Trump.

"I'm asking you to make a statement that the election was not stolen," Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern said.

"[Biden's] going to be the president," Jordan said. "That is not the question I asked," McGovern replied.

Jordan is a staunch ally of the president who has elevated his unfounded election allegations in the lead-up to Wednesday's deadly riot at the US Capitol.

Now, Democrats are calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. If Pence doesn't do so, lawmakers intend to go ahead with impeachment proceedings against the president, charging him with incitement of insurrection.

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Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday repeatedly urged Rep. Jim Jordan to "say the five words: the election was not stolen," but the Ohio Republican continued to elevate baseless claims about the 2020 presidential race.

"Our job as elected officials is to tell the truth," Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts said. "So my question for you is: Will you admit that Joe Biden won fair and square, and the election was not rigged or stolen?"

"At 4 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, when we concluded our business on the floor, Vice President Biden became President-elect Biden," Jordan replied, referring to Congress' certification of the election results last week. "That's how the process plays out. Those of us who spoke against the unconstitutional ways several states…
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