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Ohio's Jim Jordan Says He Won't Cooperate with Jan. 6 Committee

He was asked last month to appear and speak about the insurrection

Republican Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio is refusing to cooperate with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, he announced Sunday, joining the ranks of allies of former President Donald Trump who are bucking the panel's requests for information.

Last month, the select committee asked Jordan to voluntarily meet with the committee about the events surrounding the January 6 riot, including his communication with Trump on the day of the attack. But in a letter to panel Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi, posted to Twitter on Sunday, Jordan said the committee's request is an "unprecedented and inappropriate demand."

"Your attempt to pry into the deliberative process informing a member about legislative matters before the House is an outrageous abuse of the select committee's inquiry," the Ohio Republican said. "This unprecedented action serves no legitimate legislative purpose and would set a dangerous precedent for future Congresses."

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