While the congressional hearings on the January 6 Insurrection have largely been met with mixed reviews – conservatives calling them “witch hunts” and liberals largely saying they’re too little, too late and won’t have much impact on peoples’ minds either way, Rep. Jim Jordan may have unwittingly done the latter group a favor over the weekend when he went on Fox News to talk about the congressional committee hearings and his known refusal to cooperate.
Jordan was really just trying to offer more red meat to his supporters by doing so, but he unwittingly said something that made him sound rather guilty: “I think anyone with common sense would be reluctant to go talk to this committee.”
While Republicans like to come up with baseless scandals whenever they’re in charge all in the hopes of investigating Democratic politicians, they like to say how if they’re innocent they have nothing to hide – but then stress the fact that because these politicians are being relentlessly investigated, they must be guilty of something.
Now, the tables are turned – and as much as Jordan is trying to play this off as a witch hunt, he’s all but admitted that he has something to hide – and that whatever he says, it likely won’t go well for him. This means that a conspiracy among his fellow congressmen almost certainly exists concerning the truth about what happened that day – the question is what do they know and when do they know it – and it’s a messaging that Democratic candidates should pick up on if they want to win in 2022.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making