LIMA — Protesters outside of Rep. Jim Jordan’s Lima office were collecting signatures to prevent Jordan from running for office again and decrying their representative’s lack of action when it came to the January 6, 2021 insurrection in Washington D.C. in relation to the Committee hearings tonight.
“We are here today, calling on Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to do his duty set forth by the Constitution and block insurrectionists from the ballot … The theory is simple. When lawmakers are elected, they take an oath to defend our government from all enemies, foreign and domestic. By encouraging a violent attack on our Capitol to block the peaceful transfer of power, insurrectionists made themselves ineligible for re-election. We are resolved to hold state election officials accountable and we are trying to make appointments with different Secretaries of State all over the country,” said Lisa Rapaszky, from Cleveland Heights.
A friend told Beth Liston, of Cridersville, about the protest. “I’ve been writing Jim Jordan emails for awhile.” Unhappy with his positions on many issues, she decided to attend a protest that would prevent him from running for office again.
“It’s embarrassing that Jim Jordan is my representative,” said Jacob Fike, of Lima. “In my opinion, if Frank LaRose doesn’t block Jim Jordan from the ballot, that makes him complicit.”
“It looks like the evidence is there, and if that is the case, the January 6th committee is going to show that he had a major role in this insurrection, he should be held accountable and should not be able to be on the ballot according to Article 14, section 3 of the Constitution,” said Diane Morgan, State Coordinator of Our Revolution Ohio.
Jim Jordan, however, argued in a letter dated June 9 addressed to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), January 6th committee chairman, that the aims of the Committee to subpoena him are “illegitimate,” an example of “abusive conduct” a violation of due process and politically motivated.
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