Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) criticized Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-Ohio) plans to host a House Judiciary Committee meeting in New York next week, relaying to the GOP chairman that he is “not welcome” in the Democrat’s district, where the event is scheduled to occur.
In a statement, Goldman accused Jordan of not being focused on “improving the lives of Americans” and instead pursuing a Trump-requested plan to “weaponize Congress to obstruct an ongoing, non-federal criminal prosecution.”
The New York Democrat insisted that if Jordan had public safety at the heart of the event, he’d host a field hearing in Louisville, Kentucky, or Nashville, Tennessee, where recent mass shootings have killed more innocent Americans.
On Monday (April 10), at least four people were killed and eight injured in Louisville, a few weeks after three children and three adults were killed in a school shooting in Nashville.
Goldman then asserted Jordan “is not welcome in [his] district” as his presence was merely a “political stunt” and “waste of taxpayer money” in an effort to orchestrate support for former President Donald Trump’s legal defense.
Goldman represents New York’s 10th Congressional District, where the Javits Federal Building, the site of the Judiciary’s proposed meeting, is located.
Earlier on Monday, the Republican-led panel announced it would hold a hearing in Manhattan on April 17 to focus on crime in the city.
The event is titled “Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan,” which is supposed to spotlight how officials like District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D), who pursue Trump, have been inactive in addressing the city’s violent crime.