Ed Perlmutter Has Had Enough of This Election Fraud Crap

Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-Jefferson County) is making headlines today for challenging Republican Rep. Jim Jordan — an Ohio Republican and close ally of President Trump whom Trump is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom — during a remote House Rules Committee hearing on a proposed resolution to encourage implementation of the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office:

Here’s the transcript of today’s exchange:

PERLMUTTER: I would just say, sort of from one lawyer to another, Mr. Jordan, in a cross-examine sort of way…isn’t it true that Joe Biden won the election?

JORDAN: [After a long pause] Um, yes, he’s going to be President. And I’ve never said, as the Chairman indicated earlier, that this election was stolen. What I have said…very clearly, is half of…

PERLMUTTER: Mr. Jordan! Mr. Jordan!

JORDAN: …half of the electorate, both Republicans and Democrats, have concerns, and we have called for an investigation…

PERLMUTTER: Mr. Jordan! Mr. Jordan! It was a simple question. Isn’t it true Joe Biden won…

JORDAN: Yes, he won, but there are serious problems with this election that deserve an investigation, and that’s what I’ve called for. And it’s not just Republicans who think that…

PERLMUTTER: Okay…

JORDAN: Countless numbers of Democrats think that this thing had problems, too. We’ve called for an investigation, but you guys won’t do it…

PERLMUTTER: Mr. Jordan! Mr. Jordan!

JORDAN: End of story. Nevermind the fact that a third of…you asked me a question and I’ve got to give an answer.

PERLMUTTER: I asked you a yes or no question! Please! We’re trying to bring this nation back together, Jim. Jeez! [Pols emphasis]

[pause]

I really just want to bring this back together. I don’t like these resolutions. I support them. We had damage, injury, to this nation…the likes of which we haven’t seen for centuries. And I just want the people to know from somebody who is in a leadership position, as you are, that Joe Biden won the election. Kamala Harris won the election. They’re President-elect, Vice President-elect, and they will be inaugurated into the position of President and Vice President on January 20th. Yes? [Pols emphasis]

JORDAN: You know who has said that? The President of the United States has said that…

PERLMUTTER: Okay. That’s all…

JORDAN: But you guys…want to impeach this President. You want to look at the 25th Amendment.

After a moment of talking over each other, Perlmutter continues…

PERLMUTTER: Look, I’m not trying to bark at ya.

JORDAN: [laughing sarcastically] Well, you could have fooled me.

PERLMUTTER: No. I’m not barking at ya. I just need to have a declarative statement from you so that we can potentially get through the next week without more violence.

JORDAN: Okay.

PERLMUTTER: That’s all I’m asking ya.

JORDAN: Okay.

PERLMUTTER: I mean, you and I have been here together for a long time.

All we can say is this: Thank God there are still some adults left in the room (and we’re not talking about Jim Jordan).

 

 

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  1. unnamed says:

    The fact that Ed has had to deal with Gym Jordan for so long, I want to say, "Ed, I'm sorry you've had to deal with that moron forever."

     

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