CPAC: Jordan says Republicans should pass bills, even if Biden veto certain

by mcardinal

Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News


ORLANDO – Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told the Saturday CPAC audience he hoped Republicans would regain power in the Legislative Branch, then use their majority to pass Conservative-friendly bills even if they were bound to fail at the tip of President Joe Biden’s pen.

Jordan called for Republicans to pass legislation that would limit Big Tech companies’ ability to censor, protect U.S. borders, and forbidding the use of federal funds to pay for gain-of-function research.

“Remember, Joe Biden will still be president, so those pieces of legislation aren’t going to become law,” Jordan said. “But we should pass them anyway. Show the country what we are for and do that to frame up the 2024 race when, I think, President Trump will run again.”

A Republican-controlled House, Jordan said, could also schedule hearings to establish if Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, always knew COVID-19 originated in a lab, as well as investigate the immigration crisis at the Southern U.S. border and Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to offer federal assistance to school boards.

Jordan, who shared the stage with CPAC organizer Matt Schlapp, said he was confident, but not overconfident, that Republicans would surge to victory in the 2022 midterms.

“I think the country has figured out that the Biden Administration can’t do anything right,” Jordan said. “I don’t like to say that, because you want to cheer for your country, but that’s just, unfortunately, where we are at.”

Schlapp and Jordan later accused President Joe Biden of not just failing to unify the country, but actively seeking to divide.

“I was there a little over a year ago at Inauguration Day,” Jordan said, later adding, “He talked about [unity] in his speech, and then literally a few hours later went to the Oval Office and signed 20 executive orders that divided the country.”

Jordan also had a warning for Conservatives who anticipate the Supreme Court will soon severely limit access to abortion across the country.

“The sanctity of life is just that, it’s sacred and it needs to be protected,” Jordan said. “We all understand that. I’m hopeful the Supreme Court is going to do the right thing, and I think they are.”

However, Jordan warned, “If and when we get the right decision, just be ready for it. Democrats are literally then going to go full tilt, I think, on trying to pack the court; and we’ll have to deal with that.”