Jim Jordan, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member, commanded Chairman Elija Cummings to explain the secret meetings that he put together with other House committee leaders. These meetings were related to Trump-focused investigations.
Jim Jordan first brought up these questions about the secret meetings last week. In fact, The Washington Examiner was the first to report that Jordan cited Democrats of getting together in secret in relation to their investigations into Donald Trump all while keeping Republicans away.
Jordan demanded to know why there was a secret meeting and why the people holding it didn’t, “conduct with Republican Members of the Committee or allow Members to consider and debate the terms.”
“If you intend to continue to use the Committee’s limited resources to attack President Trump for political gain, I hope that you will at least be transparent about your actions…Your ability to function as a fair and unbiased finder of fact is now at grave risk. The Members of the Committee — and, more importantly, the American citizens we represent —deserve to know exactly how you are leading this Committee.” – Jim Jordans