G. McConway
August 29, 2023

Jim Jordan Testing Congressional Limits with New Investigations

Just how much power does Congress have over local politicians?

If that is a question that has crossed your mind with all that is going on with Trump, we are about to find out.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and his fellow committee members are throwing everything they can at local prosecutors, so the limits of Congress are just as much on trial as Trump is right now, reported the Washington Examiner.

Testing the Waters

After the latest Trump indictment was filed by Fulton County DA Fani Willis, Jordan announced that he was going to have another investigation launched.

Jordan seemed to believe that Willis had been coordinating with the DOJ, specifically, Special Counsel Jack Smith, for the timing of her case.

When she announced her initial trial date, it seemed pretty obvious that they were huddling in some way to ensure Trump was busy with trials during the primary.

Democrats are now pushing back, even insisting that Jordan is overstepping his bounds with these investigations.

For instance, Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg stated that the "attempted interference with an ongoing state criminal investigation—and now prosecution—is an unprecedented and illegitimate incursion on New York's sovereign interests."

Jordan has stated, "Congress has an interest in any such activity that involves federal law enforcement agencies and officials that fall under its oversight."

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), a fellow committee member, responded, "His 'investigation' is stupid. DOJ and FBI agents work with local law enforcement all the time. Totally irrelevant if they did that here, or not."

This is getting into some pretty murky water because as conservatives, we believe the states are to be left alone in state matters, yet Jordan is pushing federal oversight.

You better believe if these were conservative DAs running investigations into someone like Joe Biden, and Dems held the House and started investigating those DAs, Republicans would all be crying overreach, which is why I say that Jordan is really walking a fine line here.

We will have to see how this all plays out because if Jordan finds something, you better believe this will be challenged in court by Democrats, which means it will wind up before the Supreme Court.


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