During a recent segment on CNN, anchor Jake Tapper scolded Rep. Jordan and accused him of misrepresenting media when he played a montage of violent protests.
Tapper called for Rep. Jordan to apologize.
So do you understand what Congressman Jordan and his team did there? Our reporters, Dianne Gallagher and Josh Campbell, as you saw, accurately described the protests as peaceful and then often exploding into something else, including violence at night.
But Congressman Jordan, you just quoted the part of what they said that said ‘peaceful protests’ when that wasn’t the full context. That’s not what they said. They weren’t calling violent protests ‘peaceful.’
Congressman Jordan, you did a disservice to them, and more importantly, you did a disservice to the American people and you did a disservice to the truth.
Congressman Jordan, you owe them and anyone else’s comments you completely misrepresented today on Capitol Hill, you own them an apology. Any person of honor, any person who cares about the truth would do that. I guess we’ll see what you’re gonna do.
Tuesday evening, Jim Jordan defended showing the violent montage.
The same person who called #Antifa “imaginary” and a “myth” doesn’t want you to see the truth.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 28, 2020