FACT CHECK: Did Jim Jordan Say In A Congressional Hearing That The 2020 Election Was Stolen?
A video shared on Facebook purports Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan stated that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
The video caption is inaccurate. The clips shown in the post do not feature the purported remark.
Jordan recently criticized the Biden administration after an announcement featuring plans to employ more migrant workers to curb inflation, Fox News reported. The Republican Ohio representative also demanded information from large tech companies over allegations of collusion with federal officials to censor content on their platforms, the outlet reported.
The Facebook video, viewed over 200,000 times, claims Jordan stated unequivocally that the 2020 election was stolen. The thumbnail features an image of Jordan and former Spear of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
“‘THE 𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 WAS STOLEN,'” the caption reads. “Jim Jordan 𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 the entire 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭 in 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 with 𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆Testimony.” (RELATED: Did Ted Cruz Say He Had Evidence About The FBI’s Search Of Mar-A-Lago?)
The caption is incorrect. The video is from a clip from an Oct. 2021 House of Representative Rules Committee hearing in which Democrat Massachusetts Rep. James McGovern questioned Jordan on his involvement in the events of Jan. 6. McGovern questioned Jordan’s stance on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.
“I never said it was stolen,” Jordan responded. “I said we should investigate it. I said, on Jan 6 when the electoral votes were counted that Joe Biden is the President of the United States.”
There is no credible news report that claims Jordan recently walked back these remarks or made a different statement. This claim does not appear on any of Jordan’s verified social media accounts, though Jordan supported an investigation into the 2020 election.
Over 50 million Americans think this election was stolen.
That’s more than one third of the electorate.
For that reason alone, we owe it to the country to investigate election integrity.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 4, 2020
This is not the first time a video has been miscaptioned and shared on social media. Check Your Facts recently debunked a claim that Sen. Kennedy had evidence that implicated Rep. Adam Schiff.