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

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanRep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump Rep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump House panel advances bill to create cybersecurity standards for government IT devices MORE (R-Ohio), a leading conservative voice in the House, blasted Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James ShermanWho are the House Democrats backing Trump impeachment? Who are the House Democrats backing Trump impeachment? Lawmakers reintroduce bipartisan IRS bill with 'Free File' provision removed MORE (D-Calif.) for reintroducing articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants 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 ComeyUnder Trump, our democracy is for sale Sarah Sanders to leave White House Sarah Sanders to leave White House 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 PelosiPelosi hits Trump on health care: His 'cruel hypocrisy knows no bounds' Pelosi hits Trump on health care: His 'cruel hypocrisy knows no bounds' On The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill 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.