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>> hey, how are you? how is everyone doing? i cannot believe how fast the first day has gone. it just went like that. what did think about that certain leader of a foreign country that spoke earlier? did you like that? i thought that was pretty >> jim jordan, you have done something that no one has done you achieved important positions. % rating on our scorecard, no one has really done it that way, is a hard to do the right thing? >> i am not sure how it happened, but i am glad it does.
i just tried to do what i said i was going to do, fight for the things i think are worth fighting for, try to stay true to the message of those valuable -- values and pencils that make our country the great place it is. despite joe biden and the left, i would say the left controls big media, tech, corporations,, big sports, high will -- hollywood, education, the senate, the house. it does not control we, the people. we try to focus on that and somehow it works out and we do ok with the cpac scorecard. >> we have a big election coming up, i do not know if you know that. i'm kind of being sarcastic, you have various demands of the campaign trail, you're going everywhere, we picked up 15 seats, want to say this. it is pretty much impossible to
pick up 15 seats in the house and lose the white house. i just want to say that, does not really work. when incumbent presidents want to lose they also lose its leads -- seats in the legislative chambers. you did a lot of work by picking up the seat and you all deserve credit. i member telling everybody, i am looking at donald trump's strength we are going to pick up seats. you are a believer then. we do not have that many seats to go to get the majority. what is number one priority for jim jordan in the house majority? >> to do a couple things, do what we said, pass legislation on what we campaigned on. it will pass the house, there will not be enough of senators and biden would veto it if there were. on the border, big tech, energy we need to pass legislation, when it gets the senate they will veto it. we also need to do the investigation with a way that is
consistent with the constitution. this is important, the left and democrats went after president trump, they never went -- stopped going after him. they do it for purely politics because they do not waive disrupting the swamp. we need to in a way that is consistent with constitution, because the american people deserve the truth. did the virus really start in a lab? i am convinced it did. we need to get the facts about that mixer the country understands it. we note -- we need to know the political nature, last week senator lasley had a whistleblower come to his office. they say that they suppressed evidence of the hunter biden story, suppressing evidence it to show was not disinformation. the whistleblower was timothy people of the justice apartment,
at the same time we have whistleblowers coming to our office to say they are being pressured to catalog every case as domestic extremism. all that needs to be investigated. when you couple it with what they have done to parents that show up at school board meetings, the applicable nature of our justice department is frightening. if we get the majority we need to look at and a host of other issues, the border situation i mentioned, we need to look at how thousand of american tax returns get public. that is not supposed happen in this great country. it will help frame up the 2024 race when i hope, and i think, president trump will run again and we did to sure that he winds. -- wins. >> it is not unprecedented, but it is nearly unprecedented that the department of justice is working hand in glove with a j
six illegitimate committee and the house. they're going after people like steve bannon who is here on the ground at cpac and others are not following. when you get, it is just a tragedy. we had a gavel. and you are the chairman of the judiciary committee in the house representative's and you guys go on a subpoena, doesn't that put mayor harland and a little bit of a box? he is basely saying if you ignore a congressional subpoena i will go after you, do you think you will be consistent into the same thing for you? >> there has been a double standard for a long time. before i get into that let me say one thing. there is an election in 12 days in the state of wyoming. there is a good person, harriet, running for office. [applause] if you all have not helped her, we want to make sure she wins that race. >> cpac has endorsed harriet, we
have sent checks to harriet through our pac. having another person that pushed for impeachment against donald trump go down would be sweet. [applause] >> to this committee, the key point is, we have caught this committee line 8 different times. they have lied about a tour at the capital, they have lied about documents, they have lied about him writing the note, they have lied about the secret service, we have caught them lying about cooperating a story, if they went to the white house there would be charged, he said he did not say that. they lied about me twice, i forwarded a text message to the white house chief of staff, they say it came from me when i forwarded it. then they played a video clip of me during an interview. in the video clip i said the
january 6 is the ultimate day of significance in the presidential contest because it is the last step. the last step is congress certifying the electors. they left out an important part of the clip. before i said it was the most important day in the electoral -- in the presidential electoral contest, i said the late justice ruth catered -- ruth nader ginsberg, their cotton eight -- they are caught in 8 false statements, without being of the look at the evidence, imagine how many other false things they are telling the country. that is what is so wrong. there is a great skip -- scripture verse. the first to present his case
seems right until another questions him. it is like, that is the principle of cross-examination that we always have in any type of proceeding, a type of hearing that is not present in the january 6 committee. >> the bible also talks about bearing all witness that is important, if you have no truth what do have in government? back to this question of, you say this election in wyoming, he stopped the have a big red wave in november. how do you think of this awesome responsibility you have? i think the investigation pieces of the biggest piece come you immediately jump to it. we have always had a philosophy under the previous two republican speakers, we should be careful, we do not want to do too much, take baby steps into one thing at a time. i remember people like john dingell and henry flooding all of their political opponents
with a constant raj -- barrage of letters and inquiries. will be jim jordan's approach? >> we would do it in the right way inconsistent -- that is consistent with the consultation. back of a second, think about what they did with the justice department to moms and dads. on september 29, the national school board association a left-wing political group wrote a letter to the by the white house saying use the patriot act against parents. five days later the attorney general of the night states issues and memorandum. he says to set up a snitch line for reporting on errands that show up to school will -- parents who show up school board meeting to advocate for the well-being of their child. the fbi sends out an email to all across the country. it says uses threat tag designation. use that when you are
investigating parents who have been reported on the snitch line that the memorandum set up by the attorney general. september between nine, october 4 is the memorandum come october 20 is the email, all that came in 22 days. when have you ever seen the federal government move that fast? never happens. when it came to going after political opposition, they moved at lightning speed. we have learned that prior to that initial letter on september between i've, the biden -- september 29 the biden white house was already talking to the school board. that is not supposed happen in our government. unfortunately it is. we have had over a dozen whistleblowers come to our office, fbi agent come to our offices with -- whistleblowers. we are in the minority. there is not a whole lobby can do other than tell their story.
>> but, they feel desperate. >> they are good rank-and-file agents doing the lords work and they are sick of the political nature of the justice department. they're coming to us so they can tell their story if you get the majority coming to the subpoena and make sure the country gets a truth and stop it. >> one thing republicans believe is cutting staff not spending a lot of money on bureaucracy, i think when it comes to your committee and a new majority really have to have these killer lawyers. you really have to step up. one of the your first challenges is to convince the fellow members of york majority is that this committee will need a lot of resources. you have a lot of subcommittees, i do not know if you have -- how you will choose between pyeongchang vaccines, big tech -- dr. fauci and vaccines, big tech censorship, the cop from
hell, there a lot of others in this administration. the open southern border. the problem is there is a lot of things in your shoulder to adjudicate this. it will be a big effort, you have to get all this done. >> we are talking as a republican conference, how we will do that. >> you have to spread it out. >> oversight committee, ways and means, armed services committee want to look at the debacle of the exit. >> will you be charged -- in charge? >> we will look a lot of this, there is a select committee on the coronavirus. think about this. i asked her a question. first question, direct question, dr. birx, with by demonstration told us that the vaccinated could not get a virus with a guessing or lying?
her response was i do not know. were you telling me that the government could have been lying to we the people? she said i would like to think we are hopeful. i saved as a guest, lie, or a hope? the thing about homeland security that was going to set up the disinformation governance board. >> i think they set it up and then shut it down. >> they shut it down, think goodness. the fact that they were doing it, based off this question, who is the biggest purveyor of misinformation? it is the federal government. how many things have they told us? it is scary when they want to tell us disinformation when in fact -- remember when biden said he had a plan? biden said he would never do a vaccine mandate then he did. so much so that the supreme court had to tell him it was unconstitutional.
they had to tell him it was not gain of function research, deny come from a lab, was not our tax dollars, looks like all those are true. they say no, no, no, it did not come from a lab, it was a bat, to a, to joe rogan -- >> when you say online today shut you down and flag your content. >> they call it disinformation, the fact that the vaccinated cannot transmit it, it was 1, 2, no mask, what is it? >> where you have to put a mask for this monkeypox thing? i am a little worried. >> i do not know. [laughter] >> he said that, not me. >> sorry, i digress. >> the point is we all knew the virus wasn't serious, be honest, do not turn around and say the
people are having disinformation when in fact it is the government proven time and time again. >> what you are telling us is that you guys are plotting and planning. you know the big job you have ahead of you coming you know investigations are the number one thing. let's talk about the number two thing. senate republicans. they have done a number on house speakers, they are not willing to stand up and fight. yours have this first budget vehicle that goes through and it is a wrecking ball for house speakers, they try to negotiate with senator repugnance, but something. can we break this historic problem? can house republicans tell house and senate republicans that we are going to pick one big thing and one or two little things, like defund npr. that would be a nice one, defined pbs -- defund pbs.
that would be nice one. what is the big thing that we have to get around and not give up? >> it is probably either the border, we no longer have a border. face it is intentional. >> is no longer a republican issue it is affecting all the communities. >> we are a, thanks to president trump we are a populist party rooted in conservative principles where we should have been. it is either the border or energy. when the price of energy goes up it drives the price of everything else. that is why we have this 41 your high inflation rate. we have the pick that policy and say if you're going to spend at this level, we pass a good budget in the house, a good appreciation -- appropriation in light of where we should be with this debt that we have, and they say we have to spend a pure at all these crazy things. we say if you want to spend up
there you have to have a policy that doesn't for the country on immigration, border security i should say, or on energy. that should be a conference decision. you cannot wait until september 20 have this debate. you have to have a national debate for weeks and weeks and months and months. so that the country fully understands what is at stake and why it is appropriate to do this policy for we actually passed a probation bill. >> it seems to me that is the big thing. this is for all of us, the conservative activists around the country. we have to be realistic. this is the first step towards regaining power. a big red wave in november. that does not get much accomplished unless we follow it up with an even bigger red wave in two years. that your so, that lesson that a
-- less than a year when the presidential race is coming about. we have to determine what we will fight like hell for. it could be fossil fuels. it could be building a pipeline. it could be securing the border. it could be the major questions on elections. i still do not know if cary lake has been declared the winner in arizona, please tell me if she has been. no? that is not good. you brought up president trump, you believe he is running, you have been saying that consistently this whole period of time. i know what he thinks of you. i know what he thinks of you as a wrestler. he admires you as a fierce athlete. i know what you things of you as a human being. he appreciates the fact that you have stood up against all these lies against him. we would appreciate the fact that you speak for all of us
when you do that. [applause] he is gonna be on the stage on saturday. he might be watching you right now. he always has a speech, then he goes off the script, right? is that the best part? why is everyone telling him to be on the script? i like the off-road vehicle version of him. >> i like his energy, charisma, i love the fact that he loves the country. he loves the law enforcement. our veterans, our military, most important, you have had the privilege is that a lot time around him, he loves the american people. what makes our country special. it is genuine, it is real, you all know it, when he speaks he always let the audience know, the audience always understands that he is fighting for them. he says this is a great line, this is so true, the reason they come after me so hard is because i am fighting for you.
that is exactly the truth. that is why he was such an effective president and i want him to run again. [applause] >> so, uh, the final question here, donald trump decides to run for president, what do you think the number one thing he has learned after spending the time on the presidential campaign, four years in the white house, constant attacks. what is different about him today then when he came down the escalator in 2015? >> the experience chemical be ready to go on day one, not that he was not before. >> let's be honest, they were not. >> he knew the swamp was intense and bureaucracy. >> he was ready, he was too tough to take it all at once. >> it was hard, got more done than any president in our lifetime, maybe in history, he did with every democrat against him, the press against him, half of the republicans and all the
bureaucracy against him and despite of that he got more compost and we have ever seen. he knows what we are up against, the fact that they are going after him since he first ran, before he was even president. what they did was the trump pressure collusion baloney, they started spying on his campaign before he was elected and they're going after him of the january 6 committee. he said this, he does not have do this, he has a wonderful life, a wonderful family. he doesn't because he loves this nation, the greatest country ever, he is willing to fight for it again. >> jim jordan, thank you for being with us again. keep up the fight. >> thank you, thank you. ♪
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