Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), one of the fiercest warriors against the “cancel culture” boogeyman widely feared by conservatives, celebrated the House cancelling its session on Thursday due to the threat of another pro-Trump assault on the Capitol.
“Maybe in a way it’s good, because in the next two weeks think about what the Democrats are going to do,” Jordan told Fox News on Wednesday night, ticking off a doomsday list of ways Democrats will “radically change” election and policing laws.
“Maybe it’s a good idea that we’re not here,” the Ohio Republican repeated.
Jordan also cast doubt on the seriousness of the threat.
“I don’t know that the threat is that critical,” he said, adding that he had not received a briefing on the matter.
“But my guess is this is probably not that serious,” Jordan asserted. “But I just don’t know for sure.”
The Capitol Police announced earlier on Wednesday that they had “obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group” on March 4, which is the day QAnon conspiracy theorists falsely believe ex-President Donald Trump will be inaugurated.
Law enforcement has heightened security on Capitol grounds in response to the threat.