Jim Jordan stands by his efforts to impeach Rosenstein, despite criticism of top lawmakers

Jim Jordan stands by his efforts to impeach Rosenstein, despite criticism of top lawmakers
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[Ed. – ‘It will be a test of his ability to pick an issue, to lead, to convince others, and to round up votes’ as speaker. – Brit Hume]

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Sunday stood by his efforts to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, despite criticism from top lawmakers including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and commentators like famed legal professor Alan Dershowitz.

“If they don’t give us the documents, if they don’t give us information that we as a separate and equal branch of government are entitled to have in order to get answers for the American people, then we will actually call the vote for the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein,” Jordan said during an interview with John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” that aired Sunday on New York radio station AM 970.

Jordan and his House Freedom Caucus colleague Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., announced on Wednesday that they had filed a resolution with nine other members of Congress to impeach Rosenstein, claiming the Justice Department’s No. 2 had hindered congressional oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal Russia investigation.

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