Friday, October 13, 2023

Happy Friday

Jim Jordan Gets Schooled — Charles Pierce.

It hasn’t been the best week for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Van Heusen). First, he loses out to Steve Scalise in the race to become almost the Speaker of the House. Then, he once again was instructed in the law by Fulton County DA Fani Willis. I would not like to be instructed in the law by Fani Willis because it really sounds a bit like being instructed in arithmetic by Sister Kathleen Robert. From CNN:

“A charitable explanation of your correspondence is that you are ignorant of the United States and Georgia Constitutions and codes,” Willis wrote in her letter to Jordan, an Ohio Republican, on Wednesday. “A more troubling explanation is that you are abusing your authority as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary to attempt to obstruct and interfere with a Georgia criminal prosecution,” she added.

I’m getting a tingling pain in my knuckles right now.

Jordan has been trying to use his chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee to bigfoot Willis’ prosecution of the phony-electors scandal in Georgia. Perhaps believing that she doesn’t need lectures on compliance from a guy who’s now into his second year of refusing to answer a congressional subpoena, Willis has buffed up her rebuffing skills.

Willis previously provided information about the federal funding her office receives. But she has rebuffed Jordan’s demands for information related to her investigation and copies of any communication between the district attorney’s office and federal executive branch officials, particularly anyone at the Justice Department. “To the extent you have specific questions about the Department of Justice’s communications, we refer you to the Department of Justice,” Willis wrote in the letter.

Being rebuffed by Fani Willis sounds worse than being instructed in the law by Fani Willis.

Grab a napkin, Jim.  You’ve been served.