Jordan: If Rosenstein doesn’t deliver, Meadows and I will force impeachment vote
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said on Sunday that if the Department of Justice doesn’t hand over documents that Congress has requested, he and other lawmakers will force a vote on the impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“If they don’t give us the 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 to vote for the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein,” Jordan told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview on AM 970 in New York.
Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), leaders in the House Freedom Caucus, led a group of conservative lawmakers in filing articles of impeachment against Rosenstein on Wednesday.
Meadows backed off on that effort one day later following a series of talks with GOP leaders, who largely oppose Rosenstein’s impeachment.
Jordan on Sunday claimed that lawmakers “have caught the Department of Justice trying to hide information from us, redacting stuff in documents that they should not have redacted.”
“The House has a constitutional duty to do oversight if the executive branch isn’t going to do that,” the conservative lawmaker said. “People should be held in contempt, people should be impeached.”
“That’s why if they don’t give us the information, Mr. Meadows and myself and others are going to force an impeachment vote at some point,” Jordan said.