Tapper fact-checks GOP rep in real time

CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Chuck Todd reluctant to 'ban' election deniers from 'Meet the Press' Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide MORE fact-checked Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanBritney Spears case casts harsh light on conservatorships Tech antitrust bills create strange bedfellows in House markup White House uses Trump's words praising China to slam McCarthy's Biden criticism MORE in real time during an interview Sunday on "State of the Union" as the Ohio Republican defended President TrumpDonald Trump Pence said he's 'proud' Congress certified Biden's win on Jan. 6 Americans put the most trust in their doctor for COVID-19 information: poll OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Biden administration to evacuate Afghans who helped US l Serious differences remain between US and Iran on nuclear talks l US, Turkish officials meet to discuss security plans for Afghan airport MORE amid an impeachment inquiry sparked in part by Trump's dealings with his Ukrainian counterpart. 

Tapper pushed back on several fronts, including when Jordan repeated Trump’s unfounded allegations about former Vice President Joe Biden’s alleged wrongdoing in dealing with Ukraine while Biden’s son Hunter Biden sat on a Ukrainian company's board.


“He's getting paid $50,000. And then when the company that's paying him that money is under investigation, guess what. Daddy comes running to the rescue, the vice president of United States come running,” Jordan said. 

“That's not what happened,” Tapper responded, speaking over Jordan. 

“Says fire — fire that prosecutor,” Jordan continued. 

“Sir, sir, that's not what happened. The European Union, the Obama administration, the International Monetary Fund, pro-clean government activists in Ukraine thought that the prosecutor was not prosecuting corruption,” Tapper responded. 

“Did Joe BidenJoe Biden Pence said he's 'proud' Congress certified Biden's win on Jan. 6 Americans put the most trust in their doctor for COVID-19 information: poll US to give Afghanistan 3M doses of J&J vaccine MORE tell him to fire the prosecutor?” Jordan asked. 

“Because he wasn't going after corruption,” Tapper responded. “He wasn't going after corruption. Do you understand what I'm saying? He wasn't going after corruption?”

Jordan also called the whistleblower who filed a complaint centered on a call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Bidens a “bureaucrat who didn't like the president.”

"We know he didn't like the president,” Jordan, who sits on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, added. 

“No, we don’t know,” Tapper replied. 

The CNN host also pushed back on Jordan’s claims regarding the whistleblower and his qualifications for determining the person's credibility. 

“He had no firsthand knowledge. He heard something from someone who may have heard something from someone,” Jordan said. 

“No, no, his — his sources were firsthand sources,” Tapper said. 

“You know as well as I do that you do not need to have firsthand knowledge to be a whistleblower,” Tapper added. 

“Well, you don't now because they changed the form. You used to,” Jordan said 

Tapper then stated that had never been true.