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

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanImpeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP Lawmakers spar over upcoming Sondland testimony Sunday shows — Spotlight shifts to Sondland ahead of impeachment inquiry testimony MORE (R-Ohio), a leading conservative voice in the House, blasted Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James ShermanOvernight Defense: Protests at Trump's NYC Veterans Day speech | House Dems release Pentagon official's deposition transcript | Lawmakers ask Trump to rescind Erdogan invite Bipartisan House members call on Trump to rescind Erdoğan invitation Live coverage: Zuckerberg testifies before House on Facebook's Libra project MORE (D-Calif.) for reintroducing articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report 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 ComeyChris Wallace on Yovanovitch testimony: 'If you're not moved, you don't have a pulse' Day one impeachment hearings draw 13.1M viewers, down 32 percent from Comey hearings There are poor ideas, bad ones and Facebook's Libra 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 PelosiSchumer calls on Trump to testify as part of impeachment inquiry Sunday shows — Spotlight shifts to Sondland ahead of impeachment inquiry testimony Perception won't be reality, once AI can manipulate what we see 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.