Jordan blasts Democrat for pursuing Trump impeachment on first day of new Congress

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanMcCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader Republicans request update on investigation into ex-FBI official accused of leaks GOP lawmakers rip Dems for calling Cohen to testify MORE (R-Ohio), a leading conservative voice in the House, blasted Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James ShermanBill Maher calls for impeachment of 'sick man' Trump: 'You have to go ahead and do it' Freshman House members: Calls for impeachment 'premature' Dems call freshman's impeachment remarks 'inappropriate' MORE (D-Calif.) for reintroducing articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE on the same day Democrats took back control of the House.

"We knew they couldn’t help themselves. Rep. Sherman files articles of impeachment on the President. Dems are more focused on stopping Trump than building the Wall and helping the country," he tweeted Thursday.

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As one of Trump's top allies in the House, Jordan will likely be one of the president's top defenders as Democrats prepare to launch a slew of investigations into the administration. Jordan serves as the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which holds jurisdiction over impeachment proceedings.

Sherman's measure includes allegations of obstruction of justice after Trump fired former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGraham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies Barr’s first task as AG: Look at former FBI leaders’ conduct Dems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell MORE.

"There is no reason it shouldn’t be before the Congress,” Sherman told The LA Times. “Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country.”

Sherman previously introduced articles of impeachment in 2017, while Republicans still had control of the lower chamber.

Top Democrats have expressed hesitations about moving forward with impeachment, but newly-elected Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Our legislators must commit to making children a priority Dreamer: Dems 'should absolutely not' take Trump's immigration deal MORE (D-Calif.) hasn't ruled out the possibility of indictment or impeachment.

“I think that that is an open discussion. I think that is an open discussion in terms of the law,” she told the Today Show.