Jim Jordan is not happy with the nonsense coming from the left. With the House on multiple missions to investigate anything the Trump administration does, Jordan decided to go on offense.
Jordan is currently accusing the Democrats of trying “to delegitimize the administration’s border security efforts and vilify the men and women who protect our border” with their trips to Mexico and to ICE facilities.
Not a minor accusation to say the least. He ripped the Dems efforts saying these trips “could continue to result in misleading information about the administration’s border security efforts.”
He wants the details behind these trips to find out if they were political stunts or for other nefarious reasons.
From The Hill:
“Although you have the authority to direct Committee staff to travel internationally on official committee business, you have not explained why you authorized this travel into Mexico or what you sought to learn through these trips,” Jordan wrote.
Jordan also referenced a report that mentioned Rep. Veronica Escobar’s (D-Texas) attendance during an Aug. 21 trip to the country, Fox News reported. Escobar is not a member of the Oversight and Reform Committee.
The representative presented a line of questions for the Democratic members, including why they visited Mexico, with whom they connected, why Escobar attended, whether any “coaching” was provided to migrants and what this coaching included, Fox News reported.
Jordan also asked for itineraries of the trips, according to the Washington Examiner.
Cummings returned a letter Monday obtained by The Hill that said his staff did inform and invite Jordan’s staff of the trip five days prior.
“My staff informed your staff — before the trip — that the purpose was to see firsthand the shelters currently housing immigrants who are being blocked from entering the United States to request asylum under our laws,” the letter said.
“What our staff found there was alarming: the Trump Administration has effectively sealed off the border in El Paso from legal asylum-seekers leaving thousands of people stranded in Mexico,” the letter added.