WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Jordan, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement in response to Chairman Elijah Cummings’ upcoming hearing with Michael Cohen:
“Chairman Cummings promised to pursue rigorous, responsible, fact-based oversight. However, the Chairman’s announcement today suggests he will be using the committee as a venue for political theater rather than legitimate oversight.
The Democrats’ star witness has admitted to providing intentionally false and misleading testimony to Congress. He is also a witness in ongoing law-enforcement matters, including Special Counsel Mueller’s probe.
When in the minority, Chairman Cummings and the Democrats have often cautioned against such actions. Now that Chairman Cummings is in charge, the same standards don’t seem to apply. This makes clear that Chairman Cummings and the Democrats will do whatever it takes to attack this President.”