In a sternly worded letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the panel chair of the select panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Rep. Jim Jordan, (Q-Ohio) said he will not cooperate with their interview request calling it an “unprecedented and inappropriate demand.”
A spokesperson for the committee told Bloomberg News that it would respond to Jordan’s letter and consider “appropriate next steps.”
Jordan is the second Republican lawmaker to reject the committee’s request. After Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) was asked on Dec. 20 to meet with the committee to discuss information it said tied him “to events surrounding January 6, including his involvement in efforts to install former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark as acting Attorney General.