Jim Jordan Introduces AOC to a Little Something Called the First Amendment After She Accused GOP of ‘Weaponizing’ Oversight Committee

Jim Jordan fired back at his Democrat colleague, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) after she accused House Republicans of "weaponizing" the Oversight Committee against their political opponents.
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Representative Jim Jordan fired back at his Democrat colleague, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) after she accused House Republicans of “weaponizing” the Oversight Committee against their political opponents.

It’s an astonishing accusation coming from Ocasio-Cortez, especially considering how we’ve very openly seen the FBI, DOJ, and the whole of the federal government weaponized against former President Trump and his supporters for over seven years now.

But AOC is no stranger to making ‘astonishing’ statements that defy reality.

Earlier this week, at a hearing for the Congressional Oversight Committee regarding censorship by Twitter during the 2020 election, AOC falsely described the Hunter Biden laptop scandal as “half fake.”

The congresswoman hinted that the story was disinformation – which is disinformation itself – and lamented that political operatives “want the ability to do it again.”

“They want the ability to inject this again. So they’ve dragged a social media platform here to Congress. They’re weaponizing the use of this committee, so that they can do it again,” she said.

“A whole hearing about a 24-hour hiccup in a right-wing political operation. That is why we are here right now.”

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Jim Jordan Fires Back After AOC Claims Republicans Are Weaponzing Oversight Committee

Of course, very little of what AOC said is accurate in any way, but Jim Jordan recently appeared on Fox News and had an opportunity to address her claims of ‘weaponizing’ the committee.

Jordan cited a little-known – in Democrat circles anyway – amendment to the Constitution.

“We’re focused on the First Amendment, the right to free speech, the right to, you know, speak in a way that you can communicate on a platform that has now become the public square,” he explained in basic terms.

Jordan continued by addressing the fact that the FBI was flagging specific accounts and requesting Twitter suppress their reach or block them outright, a fact that came to light with several ‘Twitter Files’ revelations.

“This is people speaking out. Why is the FBI doing that?” Jordan asked. “That, to me, is sort of the fundamental question. And it truly is, I think, censorship by surrogate, an attack on the First Amendment and our right to speak.”

“If you can’t talk, you can’t share your faith, you can’t petition your government, you don’t have freedom of the press,” he continued. “That is the most fundamental right we have. And that’s exactly the right that the FBI was trying to restrict.”

In other words, the Oversight Committee isn’t being ‘weaponized,’ they’re trying to figure out why the FBI and Twitter were weaponized.

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AOC Lied and Lied

While Jim Jordan (R-OH) aptly explained why AOC’s claim of ‘weaponizing’ the Oversight Committee was off base, the other person on that Fox News panel, New York Post reporter Miranda Devine, has forcefully pushed back against her other claims.

For instance, the idea that Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story was little more than a “24-hour hiccup” is completely erroneous.

Devine writes that, in reality, Twitter had falsely labeled the story as having been obtained from “hacked material” and “censored The Post’s scoop and locked our account for more than two weeks.”

24 hours versus two weeks or 336 hours. To be fair, that is likely much higher than AOC can count, and thus her dilemma in describing the scandal as a “hiccup.”

In reality, the only thing ‘half fake’ about the story is AOC’s accusation. The entire cover-up – by the intelligence community, the Biden campaign, Big Tech, and mainstream media – and the effort to label it ‘Russian disinformation’ was wholly fake.

They tried to tell you things that were culled from Hunter’s hard drive, videos and emails you could see with your own eyes, weren’t real.

Devine denounced the Democrats at the hearing for delivering a “blitzkrieg of lies.”

“Sadly for the liars,” she writes, “the rest of the media finally has acknowledged that the laptop was not a ‘Russian plant’ and that the stories The Post published from it are factual and accurate.”

They still don’t want you to know that. Censoring the information, after all, helped them win the presidential election in 2020. They’re hoping that by continuing to dismiss the attack on the First Amendment as no big deal, they can steal another one in 2024.

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