GOP congressman Jim Jordan goes on Fox News to encourage Trump Jr. to obstruct Congress
U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Republican congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is encouraging Donald Trump Jr. to defy a subpoena issued by the Senate.


The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena to Trump's son to appear before the committee.

"I think it is ridiculous," Jordan said on Fox News. "Mr. Trump testified for 25 hours. And now think about it. They are bringing him back based on the testimony of Michael Cohen, who went to prison on Monday for what? Lying to Congress. We had him back two months ago in front of our committee, he lied seven times."

"Bring Donald Trump [Jr.] back in to testify based on a guy in prison for lying to Congress? I don’t see it."

Fox News host Bill Hemmer asked if Trump Jr. could refuse to comply with the subpoena, noting that Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said "prison is the only answer" for him if he refused to appear before the committee.

"I would encourage him not to come," Jordan replied. "Look, you give 25 hours to Congress and what else is there to ask and you are bringing me back because of something Michael Cohen said on his way to prison? Come on. I think American people see through this."