Rep. Jordan says House Democrats want to ‘cancel’ Trump at impeachment hearings

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned her fellow lawmakers that President Trump “must go” during a fiery impeachment opening debate that saw GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accuse Democrats of wanting to “cancel” the president.

“He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Tuesday afternoon ahead of a House vote on a single article of impeachment accusing Trump of inciting an insurrection when his supporters stormed the Capitol last week.

“The president must be impeached and I believe the president must be convicted by the Senate as a constitutional remedy to ensure the republic will be safe from this man who is resolutely determined to tear down the things we hold dear, the things that hold us together,” she said.

Describing pols as “guardians of the republic,” the speaker called on lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to search their souls before voting to impeach Trump, making him the first president in history to be impeached twice.

But in a fiery rebuke, Jordan, of Ohio, one of the president’s fiercest defenders, accused Democrats of being “obsessed” with prosecuting Trump.

Rep. Jim Jordan (left) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak at the impeachment hearing for Donald Trump on January 13, 2021.

“They want to cancel the president!” he roared.

“The president cut taxes. The president reduced regulation. The president, prior to COVID, had the greatest economy, the lowest unemployment in 50 years,” he said.

“This attack on the First Amendment has to stop,” Jordan continued, before linking his defense against Trump’s impeachment to the Moon Landing.

“That’s what this country is capable of. That’s what we can do. And we have the Congress to represent the people who did that,” he said.