Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) trotted out a conspiracy theory to push back against another round of bombshell claims by a former top FBI official -- and quickly went down in flames.
The Ohio Republican tweeted a rebuttal to allegations by former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, who revealed that Justice Department officials considered invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump.
Jordan claimed the efforts detailed by McCabe as a conspiracy against the president, and boasted that Trump had fired his political enemies in the FBI.
"All un-elected and all plotted against the president," Jordan tweeted. "(James) Comey: fired. McCabe: fired. (James) Baker: demoted, resigned. (Lisa) Page: demoted, resigned. (Peter) Strzok: demoted then fired."
All un-elected and all plotted against the president. Comey: fired McCabe: fired Baker: demoted, resigned Page: d… https://t.co/7wsnOEdWPk— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Rep. Jim Jordan)1550160279.0
But other Twitter users said Jordan's tweet made a strong case that Trump has obstructed justice by removing investigators looking into his political and business ties to Russia.
@Jim_Jordan 199 criminal charges against 37 defendants with 7 pleading/being found guilty and 4 people sentenced to… https://t.co/EIsrKZJTWX— Josh Stack (@Josh Stack)1550161931.0
@Jim_Jordan You should see what happened to all those who plotted WITH the president.— David Pepper (@David Pepper)1550163293.0
@Jim_Jordan I mean, you’re only proving the case for Trump and his admin committing Obstruction of Justice and witn… https://t.co/NwYsTG0Dsq— AlWatterson (@AlWatterson)1550161961.0
@Jim_Jordan And thankfully, none of them had to rely on you to protect them in the locker room.— Looking forward to not seeing them anymore. (@Looking forward to not seeing them anymore.)1550161983.0
@Jim_Jordan These officials swore an oath to the Constitution not the president.— Jake (@Jake)1550162711.0
@Jim_Jordan Thanks for the reminder of Trump's obstruction of Justice.— Mason (@Mason)1550162184.0
@Jim_Jordan Law enforcement "plots" to catch criminals and stop their illegal activity all the time, sparky. It's k… https://t.co/M9kLuwu0lv— Midnight Ride (@Midnight Ride)1550162246.0
@Jim_Jordan It’s almost as if they were specifically targeted by a corrupt administration for doing their jobs 🤔— Ryan Paulsen (@Ryan Paulsen)1550162338.0
@Jim_Jordan All republicans. All examples of Trump obstructing Justice. Good work Gymbo!— Treason Stickers (@Treason Stickers)1550161373.0
@Jim_Jordan I pray for your censure.— Greg "Wear Your Mask" Proops (@Greg "Wear Your Mask" Proops)1550162149.0
@Jim_Jordan Hmm...fired/resigned vs indicted. Pay close attention because the People sure are!— Lee Cook (@Lee Cook)1550161929.0
@Jim_Jordan Nice - thanks for the obstruction of justice roadmap. Why are you tweeting? Don’t you have a shower to watch?— Mr. Sunny Day (@Mr. Sunny Day)1550162597.0
@Jim_Jordan All fired/demoted/resigned directly because of an active investigation into the sitting president, and… https://t.co/MCjlvT5Mxx— Colby Preston (@Colby Preston)1550162523.0
@Jim_Jordan You’re making a great case for Donald Trump having used presidential power to retaliate against people he felt threatened by.— tpovio (@tpovio)1550161900.0
@Jim_Jordan I don't think you're making the point you think you're making. Basically, you've proven that anyone who… https://t.co/SgaTj4ZHU2— Red Jawn (@Red Jawn)1550163468.0
@Jim_Jordan Hey Jim, Good job on cleanly making the case for obstruction of justice. Question is, why do you suppo… https://t.co/H9Dz3uDe0i— K Dawn🌈💙Only 36 days til democracy restored 1/20 (@K Dawn🌈💙Only 36 days til democracy restored 1/20)1550162659.0