OH Journalist: Jordan’s "Lifework Is To Besmirch Everything America Stands For"

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Brent Larkin said Jim Jordan's "life's work is to besmirch everything American stands for in service of Donald Trump."

Writing for Cleveland.com, retired journalist Brent Larkin spared no punches in describing Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) position as Trump defender on the House Intelligence Committee as Democrats’ impeachment inquiry moves forward.

“If it takes undermining yet another principle of democracy by condoning attacks on men and women who have devoted their lives in honorable service to this country, Jordan is always ready and willing,” Larkin wrote.

Further, he said that Jordan’s “life’s work is to besmirch everything America stands for in service of Donald Trump.”

The lawmaker’s defense of the president changes on a near daily basis, Larkin said, “because facts keep getting in the way.” For Jordan, “Trump’s support is all that seems to matter.”

Larkin also quoted from an op-ed by Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, in which Gerson described Jordan as “the Truly Trumpian Man – guided by bigotry, seized by conspiracy theories, dismissive of facts and truth, indifferent to ethics, contemptuous of institutional norms and ruthlessly dedicated to the success of a demagogue.”

“Everything about Jordan reeks of a man willing to cast aside common decency and fairness in service of a corrupt and cruel president,” Larkin concluded.

Read the full op-ed.


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