Jordan: Beware of those who would limit your rights

LIMA — Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) joined the Lima Exchange Club for lunch just eight days before the general election.

Jordan will be running against U.S. House of Representative Democratic Candidate Tamie Wilson.

While speaking to the Exchange Club, Jordan addressed freedom and his role in Congress. Jordan serves on the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Judiciary Committee. The goal of the oversight committee is to complete investigations while the judiciary committee focuses on the Constitution.

“In these committees, we are supposed to look at what agencies are doing,” said Jordan. “The abuse that is going on in the executive branch of our government. This is intentional as well. Going after your First Amendment right, your Second Amendment right, your due process right and maybe most alarming is the weaponization of government against ‘we the people.’”

Following open discussions and questions from the Exchange Club members, Jordan said he does support the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

In June of 2022, the House passed the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. The bill did not become law. The goal was to give family members or law enforcement the ability to request a protection order for someone who may be a risk to themselves or others.

“We supported concealed carry 20 years ago in Ohio,” said Jordan. “The scary thing now is that in the judiciary committee, we deal with Second Amendment issues. The Democrats tried this whole Congress to limit your Second Amendment right. They were successful in the red flag concept. The idea is that you could lose your Second Amendment rights under this law. They did not pass the law, but they are trying to bribe states to pass the law. I don’t think Ohio will go there but some states will, of course.”

Jordan said he believes the Republican Party will win all the swing states including Georgia, Pennslyvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona.

“I think in 8 days the country is going to send a message in a big way,” said Jordan. “We are going to take back the House of Representatives and I think there is a real good chance we take back the Senate.”

“I think the country will send a message and when they do it will be time to fight for things that matter,” added Jordan.

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