On Saturday, prominent Democrats President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and several others mourned late senator and former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a “giant American, plain-spoken, honorable, decent, brave, an unyielding man,” according to Biden, who spoke at Reid’s Las Vegas funeral.
Reid died last month at 82 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The former boxer rose from humble beginnings to serve for 30 years in Congress — the longest-serving senator in Nevada’s history.
More on Harry Reid: The late senator was ‘tough-as-nails strong’. A formal ceremony in Reid’s honor will be held in the Capitol rotunda on Wednesday, Jan.
The House select committee responsible for investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed Rep. Jim Jordan last month to testify. But the Ohio Republican has refused to comply.
Jordan, who is among the lawmakers who texted former chief of staff to then-President Donald Trump Mark Meadows about preventing the certification of Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election, said he has “no relevant information” for the committee and accused legislators of bias in the investigation.
“Even if I had information to share with the Select Committee, the actions and statements of Democrats in the House of Representatives show that you are not conducting a fair-minded and objective inquiry,” Jordan wrote in a letter posted to Twitter.
Will Jordan be punished? While committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., originally indicated that anyone who refused to comply with a subpoena would be held accountable, he has since conceded it is more difficult for the committee to hold sitting members of Congress in contempt of the body in which they serve…ReadMore…