Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) — fresh from his weekend speech at the “America Uncanceled”-themed Conservative Political Action Conference — stepped up his war on “cancel culture” on Monday by calling for a congressional investigation into the so-called issue.
In a letter to House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Jordan requested a hearing to “address the scourge of cancel culture” in the United States — a “dangerous trend” of “silencing and censoring certain political speech.”
“Cancel culture’s long-term consequences to our democracy and our constitutional framework are serious and substantial,” warned Jordan, who voted to overturn the 2020 election result even after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by supporters of defeated President Donald Trump.
“We must fight this trend before it is too late,” Jordan added, lamenting that Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook for inciting the violence.
Critics nailed the hypocrisy of Republicans railing against “cancel culture” ― and pointed out what Jordan could be better spending his time addressing: