Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Tuesday discussed the potential criminal liability of election-denying Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
“I think that there’s no question that Jim Jordan has something to hide, probably a lot to hide,” Cheney — who has dropped severalbombshellrevelations in her new bestselling book, “Oath and Honor” — suggested to MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace.
“If you go back and look at the phone records, as well as what he’s said himself about his discussions and his conversations with Donald Trump on the 6th, the very significant role he played in the lead-up to that, [Jordan] was clearly one of the masterminds in terms of helping to facilitate Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the  election and of course refused to comply with the select committee subpoena,” noted the ex-lawmaker, referring to a House panel order for Jordan to testify in connection with the 2021 attack.
Jordan, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is likely “doing everything he can to help Donald Trump, to do Donald Trump’s bidding,” Cheney continued. “And I think that he has so many questions of his own to answer that people just need to go back and look at the record.”
He is “very clearly at the heart of what was an attempt to seize power and overturn an election,” she added.
Wallace asked Cheney if Jordan, who in October failed in his bid to replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as House speaker after his ouster, had any criminal exposure to the insurrection.
“I think he has a lot of questions to answer,” Cheney replied.