Jim Jordan is the Ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee and James Comer is the Ranking member on the Committee of Oversight and Reform.
The two Republican lawmakers called on Democrat leaders to investigate the controversial and highly contested 2020 election. The Republicans are asking for hearings on the 2020 elections as soon as possible.
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., penned a letter to Nadler, D-N.Y., and Maloney, D-N.Y., urging them to “examine the integrity of the 2020 election” amid claims from the Trump campaign of “irregularities” and “improprieties.”
“We urge you to immediately convene hearings to examine the integrity of the 2020 election amid troubling reports of irregularities and improprieties,” Jordan, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, and Comer, the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, wrote.
“Given your role as leaders of a political party that spent four years baselessly calling into question the legitimacy of the 2016 election with debunked allegations of Russian collusion, you owe it to all Americans to fully examine allegations of actual election errors and misconduct,” they wrote, referring to the yearslong congressional investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the last election.
Jordan and Comer, in their letter, referred to a report they released in September, where they warned that last-minute changes to state election laws and procedures, which they called “dangerous initiatives,” would increase the risk for election-related crimes and errors and would “undermine the integrity of the electoral process” and “cause lingering uncertainty about the results of the election for several days or weeks after Election Day.”
“Democrats ignored this report, but many of our predications have unfortunately come true,” they wrote.
Jordan and Comer also said that they warned “that because Democrats refuse to clean up outdated and inaccurate voter registration rolls, a last-minute move to widespread mail-in voting in some states would have unintended consequences.”
“These serious concerns give rise to the urgent need for congressional oversight of the integrity of the 2020 election,” they wrote. “Our committees must conduct oversight hearings to ensure that Americans have faith in the integrity of our election.”
Jordan and Comer asked their Democratic colleagues to work with them to schedule hearings “as soon as possible.”
Representative Comer tweeted “the 2020 election was full of chaos. Congressional oversight is needed for the American people to have faith and integrity in our election.”
Comer stated that the recent events in Georgia raised concerns over election irregularities, and asked to schedule the hearing as soon as possible.
The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in several battleground states where Biden led by a razor-thin margin, including Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia. The campaign has claimed instances of illegally counted votes after Election Day, and that poll watchers were blocked from observing counting.
Trump over the weekend announced that his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, would be “spearheading the legal effort to defend our right to free and fair elections,” and announced that Joe diGenova, Victoria Toensing, attorney for Michael Flynn Sidney Powell, and Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis would also participate in the effort.