Republican Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio took to Twitter on Thursday, February 11 to defend former President Donald Trump from accusations Trump helped incite the January 6 insurrection at the White House.
Unfortunately, Jordan's reasoning was so bizarre Twitter couldn't help but drag him for his lack of logic.
How do you incite a riot that was already going to happen? -Pipe bombs were placed near the Capitol before Presid… https://t.co/ywJh9wFG1E— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Rep. Jim Jordan)1613075970.0
Jordan's defense of Trump revolved around the idea the events of January 6 were pre-planned.
Countless people responded to Jordan explaining he just pointed out Trump's role in the planning.
Hard to overstate how monumentally dumb this argument is. 1) Trump told them to "preplan" Jan 6 for weeks and week… https://t.co/byutj7dNbD— Greg Sargent (@Greg Sargent)1613083015.0
So they acknowledge this was a pre-planned conspiracy https://t.co/554wdm7jVi— Unite in justice for the poor & oppressed (@Unite in justice for the poor & oppressed)1613095225.0
This is not as persuasive as you think at getting us to believe that Trump was trying to *avoid* violence when he t… https://t.co/4AL7p8ofm5— Gabriel Malor (@Gabriel Malor)1613083151.0
As is often the case, social media couldn't believe a sitting Congressman tweeted something so dumb.
Um ... bro? You maybe want to take a look at what you just wrote. https://t.co/bAvmpTUftH— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle)1613096693.0
If all this was known before the speech, why did he invite these people to the White House and tell them to fight? https://t.co/cchlK9WNi5— Tom Malinowski (@Tom Malinowski)1613098696.0
By pointing out these points in the timeline, Jim Jordan was essentially doing the House impeachment mangers' job for them.
The House Managers have made an effective case that the origins of the attack were not on the day itself, but Trump… https://t.co/0MgQzRkdpR— Don Moynihan (@Don Moynihan)1613083045.0
@Jim_Jordan Of course Jim Jordan doesn't want to acknowledge the weeks of lies and provocations before January 6th.… https://t.co/BZ79y86pYB— Jeff Sites for Congress (@Jeff Sites for Congress)1613076422.0
@Jim_Jordan "How do you incite a riot that was already going to happen?" What a moronic question. Trump was the on… https://t.co/AZh4sKfZEE— MURRAY (@MURRAY)1613093833.0
Trump's participation in the icnitment of a pre-planned attack is even worse.
@Jim_Jordan I never cease to be absolutely amazed by you. - Trump spent weeks promoting the "wild" rally on the… https://t.co/CeNsGfBeEj— Christy has some concerns (@Christy has some concerns)1613097293.0
@Jim_Jordan Ya know Gym.....the fact that it was, by your own argument.....planned in advance.....actually makes it even worse.— Heavy Metal June Cleaver🤘 (she/her) (@Heavy Metal June Cleaver🤘 (she/her))1613133004.0
@Jim_Jordan Because Trump told them to come - it will be wild ! If he hadn’t told them to come - there wouldn’t ha… https://t.co/xQXT3g6dYw— Sandy Wallace (@Sandy Wallace)1613098842.0
Democrats thanked Jim Jordan for helping to make Trump look worse.
@Jim_Jordan @LindaMarkss You’re nicely affirming the premeditated nature of the insurrection, thank you— Rob Anderson for Louisiana (@Rob Anderson for Louisiana)1613082957.0
@Jim_Jordan Thanks for asking! The answer is: by starting months in advance. Once you look at the whole record, the… https://t.co/iv9Q4ql2oI— Alexandra Erin (@Alexandra Erin)1613085429.0
Jim Jordan's tweet continues to make it clear there's no logical, honest way to defend President Trump's actions leading up to the January 6 insurrection.