The Jim Jordan Circus Comes to Broadway
Jordan’s effort to embarrass DA Bragg embarrasses Republicans instead
Today’s crowd outside the Manhattan courthouse was vocal and visible, with some carrying signs that read, “Jim Jordan is a traitor,” while others called for DA Bragg’s resignation.
It’s what thinking people everywhere were expecting after House Republican and Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan announced his decision to take his committee to the New York City courthouse where Alvin Bragg indicted the disgraced twice-impeached ex-president just weeks ago.
The last time Jordan’s hero, Donald J. Trump, went to NYC, his motorcade was greeted by a crowd shouting, “New York hates Trump!” So it should have surprised no one that today’s proceedings generated ire on both sides.
But Jordan, ever the loyal lackey, made it clear before he packed his bags and brought his traveling circus to town that his goal was to make Trump happy by making DA Bragg look bad. Unfortunately for Jordan, it failed miserably, like all his prior efforts to do Trump’s bidding.
The excuse for Jordan’s traveling show was a lie
Jordan’s stated goal to address the rampant crime in NYC failed partly because there isn’t rampant crime in NYC. Recent reporting shows the overall crime rate is down over 5%, with murders, rapes, and burglaries down by even more.
The decrease in overall crime was largely driven by a 27.8% decrease in murders, 22.1% decrease in rapes, and 15% decrease in burglaries.
While crime was down in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, incidents were up in Queens by 2.1% and by 11.2% on Staten Island — Spectrum News
Furthermore, crime in Jordan’s own district is close to 3x what it is in Manhattan. But not one to let facts stand in the way, Jordan maintained the pretense that his committee’s presence in Manhattan was motivated by concerns about high crime in DA Bragg’s district.
(Interestingly, Trump has already said he can’t possibly get a fair trial in Manhattan and has suggested that the venue for his case be moved to Staten Island — where the crime…