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

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanDemocratic Women's Caucus calls for investigation into Epstein plea deal DOJ releases notes from official Bruce Ohr's Russia probe interviews CNN slams GOP for not appearing on network after mass shootings, conservatives fire back MORE (R-Ohio), a leading conservative voice in the House, blasted Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James ShermanHillicon Valley: Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract | FTC weighs updating kids' internet privacy rules | Schumer calls for FaceApp probe | Report says states need more money to secure elections Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment Maxine Waters says her committee will call in Zuckerberg to testify about Libra MORE (D-Calif.) for reintroducing articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' 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 ComeySarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Barr predicts progressive prosecutors will lead to 'more crime, more victims' 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 PelosiCutting tariffs is better than cutting payroll taxes to boost the economy Pelosi speaks with Israeli president after Trump controversy In debate over internet speech law, pay attention to whose voices are ignored 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.