Jim Jordan makes false claims about canceling ‘Kanye’. Elon. Trump’s tweet during the House committee hearing

Republican Congressman Jim Jordan appeared to deny that a now-deleted Twitter post praising Elon Musk, Kanye West and Donald Trump came from an account linked to him.

An account for Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, where Mr. Jordan is a ranking member, posted “Kanye. Elon. Trump.” on Oct. 6. The post was deleted about two months later after the violently anti-Semitic rapper praised Adolf Hitler and Nazism.

The account, which regularly posts inflammatory messages that amplify GOP talking points and goad liberals with inflammatory statements, also names Mr Jordan in its bio and banner image.

But during a hearing of the Committee on Ethics Violations in the US Supreme Court, Jordan falsely claimed that the now-deleted tweet “wasn’t our account.”

California Congressman Eric Swalwell asked whether Mr. Jordan would “denounce” former President Donald Trump’s apparent call for an end to the US constitution and West’s anti-Semitism.

“Stands with Kanye and his Jew-hating and Hitler-loving?” asked Mr. Swalwell.

Mr. Jordan responded, saying “President Trump has clarified his comments on the constitution.”

By defending Trump against accusations of anti-Semitism, he conflated anti-Semitism with foreign policy.

“There’s no way this guy is anti-Semitic,” he said of Trump. “This guy was the most pro-Israel president in history. He put the embassy back in Jerusalem. Abraham Accords: The most pro-Israel we’ve ever had. He has done more foreign policy in the Middle East than any other president we have ever had ”.

Mr. Swallwell then asked, “Do you report your tweet praising Kanye West?”

“That tweet was not our account and that tweet has been removed,” he said.

In August, Mr Swalwell accused a communications aide on the Republican Judiciary Committee of fueling death threats to his office by amplifying unsubstantiated claims that Mr Swalwell was having an affair with an alleged Chinese spy.

The “Kanye. Elon. Trump.” the tweet was written after West appeared on Fox News during an interview with character Tucker Carlson.

But it remained intact for weeks even after West promised to go to “death with 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” after unedited footage from that same interview included bigoted comments about Jewish people, and after the former president called on West – accompanied by white nationalist Nick Fuentes – at a dinner at Mar-a-Lago.

The post was deleted after West’s appearance on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ InfoWars program, which broadcast West’s cascade of anti-Semitic statements and praise for Nazism.

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