Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is going to bat for Donald Trump as Trump pushes to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton Foundation.
Trump appeared in Akron, Ohio Monday, where he called for an “expedited investigation by a special prosecutor” to probe the pay-for-play nature of the Clinton Foundation, which accepted foreign money while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
A special prosecutor can be appointed by Congress. So far, House Speaker Paul Ryan has not gone to bat for Trump’s call to action. But Jordan, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and a member of the House Oversight Committee, is coming out to support Trump.
“I think he’s right on target. I think he’s said a lot in the last couple days that makes so much sense,” Jordan said in an interview Tuesday with the Canton, Ohio-based radio program The Ron Ponder Show.
“One is calling for a special prosecutor for looking into the email situation with Secretary Clinton. I mean she told us she turned over all her work-related emails, and now we find out that she didn’t according to FBI Director Comey, and that now there are 15 thousand [more], and if a bunch of those turn up to be work-related that just underscores I think even further how much she misled the American people with her testimony last fall,” Jordan said.
“Testimony frankly to me, Ron. We were asking her questions during the Benghazi hearing and she made false statements when I asked her questions about this whole email situation. So yeah, I think Mr. Trump is saying the right kind of things about the email situation and a host of other issues.”
Jordan has been an integral figure in the effort to shore up conservative support for Trump.
In May, at just the moment when #NeverTrump was going into overdrive, Jordan flashed his conservative credentials and gave Trump a boost, telling Breitbart News that the party would come together behind Trump.