'Take Their Word For It': Jim Jordan Warns of Congressional Investigations By Nadler, Waters, Schiff
Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan said that the American people should "take their word for it" when top Democrats pledge to investigate everything from President Trump's tax returns to sexual misconduct allegations against newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Martha MacCallum played a clip of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) saying that President Trump is "unworthy, deplorable, despicable and has to be impeached." The South Los Angeles lawmaker is poised to become House Financial Services Committee chairwoman.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) has also floated the idea of probing the Kavanaugh allegations further as potential chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said he hopes he will get "answers" to intelligence committee concerns that Republicans were purportedly unwilling to investigate.
"Take their words [for it]," Jordan said.
He added that he is seeking to become House Minority Leader, with the retirement of current Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
MacCallum asked him about his candidacy, as Ryan's current deputy, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), is also pursuing the post.
Jordan said that Trump was elected to "shake up" Washington and that he has the ability to match "that same intensity" as the leader of the House Republican Conference.
"There's lots of things we've got to get done yet," he said.