Rep. Ruben GallegoRep. Jim Jordan a “traitor to the Constitution” after the Ohio Republican admitted to sendingA Jan. 5, text from Mark Meadows to the former White House chief-of-staff suggested that then Vice President Mike Penceshould not allow 2020 to be certified.

“Look, Jim Jordan is a traitor. He’s a traitor to the Constitution of the United States. He has been a traitor to the Constitution of the United States for quite a while, and now we actually have it in text,” Gallego told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Wednesday night on “The Last Word.”

“Why is anybody surprised?” Gallego asked, and pointed to Jordan’s lies on the House floor on Jan. 6 about voter fraud in states like Arizona.

Gallego indicated that Jordan is not his main concern.

“My biggest issue is the fact that there’s a lot of people out there that are not taking this seriously,” Gallego said. “The fact that there is a slow-moving coup that is happening right now all over this country that are led by the Jim Jordans and other people.”

Gallego described a sinister process in which supporters of the former President occupied the Capitol instead of storming it to overthrow an elected president. Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” were trying to win state House and Senate seats and election administration roles so they could “actually overturn the future election.”

“The coup is ongoing,” he said.

Jordan’s office confirmed Wednesday that he was the sender of the message presented earlier this week by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. It was claimed that it had been sent by an unknown lawmaker.

This text outlined a legal theory that Pence could stop the January 6 certification of the Electoral College.

Jordan’s office said Joseph Schmitz, a conservative attorney and onetime foreign policy adviser on Trump’s 2016 campaign, wrote the message and sent it to the congressman. Jordan sent it then to Meadows.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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