During a recent hearing in the House of Representatives, Chris Miller, Donald Trump's former acting Defense Secretary, and Jeffrey Rosen, the former acting Attorney General, testified to defend their actions following the January 6 insurrection.
During the hearing, Republican Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio used his time to falsely accuse Democrats of attempting to overthrow the 2016 election of Donald Trump.
In one line of questioning, Jordan seemed to imply Trump's continued denial of the 2020 election results was acceptable because Hillary Clinton (who conceded the day of the election) had supposedly done the same thing.
Jordan stood by his accusation, sharing it on social media.
https://t.co/aqbPswiMSH— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Rep. Jim Jordan)1620834514.0
Twitter, however, noticed a clear difference between Democrat concerns over election security and a months-long denial of proven reality.
Despite their dissatisfaction with Russian election interference, no Democrats denied Trump won the electoral college vote in 2016—despite his loss of the popular vote.
@Jim_Jordan Those were the most ridiculous statements I’ve ever heard. Do you really think what you are asking has… https://t.co/b0f7S7VW2M— Leslie Phelps (@Leslie Phelps)1620834718.0
@Jim_Jordan It’s amazing you see a double standard. What Clinton said to media a few months ago didn’t start an ins… https://t.co/DGsqHCgM53— Holly Adamson (@Holly Adamson)1620834449.0
Why is @Jim_Jordan asking about objecting to the insurrection by arguing the @DNC objected to the vote? No one stop… https://t.co/RoOOmtQYQC— that one chick (@that one chick)1620834542.0
The internet came together to dunk on Jordan's nonsensical line of questioning.
@Jim_Jordan There is no revisionist history, Hillary Clinton conceded to Donald Trump she didn’t incite an insurrec… https://t.co/QLBOjCu20A— Twinmom (@Twinmom)1620836756.0
@Jim_Jordan your rant this morning was despicable. It had NOTHING to do with Jan 6th 2020! You're always EVASIVE, y… https://t.co/5WLKelpyUv— Papa Bear (@Papa Bear)1620834434.0
It seems no matter what Trump does, Republicans will never find his behavior worse than Hillary Clinton.
Why is Jim Jordan re-litigating 2016 and not trying to get answers for what happened on Jan 6th? Could it be becaus… https://t.co/t56woWerqH— GOP is no more (@GOP is no more)1620834218.0
@Jim_Jordan just listened to you at the hearing. Yes Hillary was disgruntled. The rest of us moved on and accepted… https://t.co/V5nmjea7kl— Ann Oliver (@Ann Oliver)1620834066.0
Defenders of molesters like @Jim_Jordan love to equate objections to the ‘16 election (amidst active, unprecedented… https://t.co/6NLhLDXcQ0— Andrew Rudick (@Andrew Rudick)1620834061.0
As Jim Jordan lashes out at 2016 Democrats for refusing to accept election results, he and his Republican colleagues just voted Liz Cheney out of her leadership position because she accepted Joe Biden's win in 2020.
@Jim_Jordan Comparing Clinton's 2016 election to Biden's 2020 election is apples to oranges. Russia helped Trump! R… https://t.co/LvKHKdZFyF— Kay Pearce (@Kay Pearce)1620833924.0
There is no comparison between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's behavior.
@therecount @Jim_Jordan 1 - Clinton conceded at midnight 2 - Trump colluded, and Barr covered it up. (7 days ago) 👇 https://t.co/vO8pLlEuqY— JoyUS (@JoyUS)1620834430.0
@DavidCornDC @Jim_Jordan He is also conflating. Hillary Clinton did not say the election was conducted unfairly at… https://t.co/W8WqwVD2Au— Jeff Leon (@Jeff Leon)1620834021.0
Does Jordan actually believe what he's saying about Donald Trump's behavior being essentially the same as Democrat behavior?
Most likely not.
But his lies will likely give Republicans another talking point to distract the media from the important issues of the day.