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Sometimes government officials say things so unbelievable that at first we do not think them serious.
For instance, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, expressed astonishment upon hearing Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, tell his committee that she had no familiarity with a landmark free-speech case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
“I don’t know what we say,” Jordan exasperatedly admitted in a clip posted Wednesday to the social media platform X.
The chairman surmised that his fellow committee members and others must have felt as he did.
“I would think every member and anyone watching is just astounded,” Jordan said.
His astonishment, however, did not prevent the Ohio congressman from drawing larger conclusions about Clarke’s professed ignorance.
“If that doesn’t, in and of itself, show that this Justice Department is political, and doing things for political reasons, I do not know what does,” Jordan said.
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