Democrats plan Jim Jordan's next hearing to be a referendum on him and the GOP: report
Jim Jordan (R-OH) -- (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo for AFP)

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan's plan to hold a hearing to attack the credibility of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg may blow up in his face with Democrats serving notice that they plan to turn the tables and make it all about the Ohio Republican and his party.

According to a report from the Washington Post, Democratic lawmakers who sit on the Jordan-led committee have every intention of pointing to Republicans dragging their feet on criminal violence reform if he complains about New York City's crime rates.

Add to that, they plan to call out the controversial lawmaker for wasting everyone's time while he preens for the Fox News audience.

"The emerging details are already shining a harsh light on what you might call the 'governing by Fox News' problem, in which Republicans use committee hearings to create right-wing media boomlets but ultimately run into the buzzsaw of outside scrutiny," the Post's Greg Sargent reported.

With Jordan expected to drag victims of Manhattan street crime in to tell their stories on camera, Democrats will counter by listing off the almost daily mass shootings in the U.S. that Republicans refuse to address in a realistic manner.

According to Rep. Daniel Goldman (D-NY) who has become a thorn in Jordan's side since joining the committee, "We are eager to use this as an opportunity to highlight what is the real pressing issue in terms of public safety around the country. And that’s the prevalence of assault weapons.”

Sargent adds, "Committee Democrats, led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), also plan to push back against lurid and widely debunked GOP claims about Bragg, New York City and crime. Among these claims: Bragg didn’t prosecute an alleged murder on the subway (he did); crime in Manhattan is at record highs (that’s nonsense); Bragg is a wholly owned puppet of George Soros (that’s pure fantasy talk); and the judge hearing Trump’s case is a Trump-hater (even Trump’s own lawyer won’t say this)."

Goldman explained that Democrats also plan to highlight how Donald Trump is pulling Jordan's strings, turning the GOP leaders into a taxpayer-funded "Trump legal team."

“It’s an opportunity for the public to learn exactly the degree of coordination and collusion between House Republican leadership and Donald Trump,” Goldman promised.

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