Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan expressed the same shock at Wednesday’s impeachment inquiry hearing that no doubt many Americans are feeling as they watch this political theater play out.
The first public hearing in the inquiry included witnesses William B. Taylor Jr., the former top diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a senior State Department official, two men who were unable to provide anything of substance to the inquiry.
Taylor even admitted multiple times during his testimony that he was merely there to pass along information he had heard secondhand. Jordan got a little tired of the rumors being passed off as evidence and he broke down the entire sham process as only he can. He, like many others, was confused how Taylor could argue he had a “clear understanding” of the alleged quid pro quo at the center of this impeachment inquiry when he had no new substantial information to provide.
“You’re their [Democrats’] star witness,” Jordan said in awe after having Taylor admit he had no firsthand knowledge of any phone calls between President Trump and the Ukraine president and also that in multiple meetings with the Ukraine president, a potential investigation was never once brought up.
“I’ve seen church prayer chains that are easier to understand than this,” Jordan continued. As Jordan then started breaking down the fact that Taylor’s information was all secondhand and contained no real substance, Adam Schiff swooped in to save the day and gave Taylor a chance to respond.
“Let me just say, I don’t consider myself a star witness for anything,” he eventually said.
“You don’t, they do,” Jordan replied, pointing Schiff’s way.
Schiff once again tried to save his charade by ordering Jordan to not interrupt the witness.
Taylor eventually responded with something that was quite telling.
“My understanding is only coming from people that I talked to,” he said, confirming he was pushing nothing but hearsay.
You can check out video of Jim Jordan questioning Taylor below. The “church prayer chains” comment starts at 6:20:
The rest of his time questioning Taylor, Jordan primarily focused in on the fact that Taylor had multiple meetings with the Ukraine president following the phone call that kicked off this investigation. Taylor admitted that an investigation into the Bidens and Burisma never once came up, which again makes one wonder why Taylor is testifying at all. This is a man who had direct contact with the Ukraine president and that direct contact provided no new information about the supposed quid pro quo.
While Schiff was obviously annoyed with Jordan’s questions to Taylor, folks jumped onto social media to celebrate the Republican lawmaker for bringing some common sense to the hearing.
“Prayer chain “..???????
— Texas Jayhawk (@MikeJohnson71TC) November 13, 2019
The “church prayer chain” line by Jim Jordan is so far the best thing I’ve heard this morning. It made me laugh and after all the silliness, I needed a good laugh.
— Barbara Towle (@BarbaraTowle) November 13, 2019
@Jim_Jordan Boom. The church prayer chain is easier to follow. ?
— Laura Smoot Sisco (@the_siscos) November 13, 2019
— Miriam (@curiousmaroon) November 13, 2019
Prayer chain was spot on, ever hear those old church ladies pass on a prayer chain by telephone, they start it out with what prayer request is needed for healing and by the time it goes through 10 old church ladies they have the person they want prayer for dying.
— Loved & Imperfec†?? (@RayneNGrace) November 13, 2019
— Judith Stahl (@justahl56) November 13, 2019
Jim Jordan absolutely obliterates the impeachment argument in just 38 seconds:
“And you’re their star witness?!?!” pic.twitter.com/BNYNOM1LUI
— Caleb Hull ??? (@CalebJHull) November 13, 2019
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