Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and NBC News host Chuck Todd had an intense back and forth over the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s raid on the Florida home of former President Donald Trump.
Jordan and Todd met on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, where he was interviewed about his planned investigations as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and chair of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the federal government, the latter of which was a part of the concessions that GOP holdouts received from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
The argument came when Todd took issue with Jordan’s objection to the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home to retrieve classified documents and his comparison of the treatment the former president received with the treatment President Joe Biden has received for a similar offense.
“This was not some sort of — you paint it as a picture of the FBI did this, this, and this within hours of each other when it was actually a year and a half of Donald Trump not complying with any of the requests from National Archives. A year and a half. This is not some sort of proof that somehow they’ve weaponized and are playing politics over here,” Todd said.
“They raided Trump’s home. They haven’t raided Biden’s home,” Jordan responded, leading to more arguments over the FBI’s treatment of Trump compared to Biden.
“Because Biden didn’t defy a subpoena, congressman. He defied a subpoena. By the time he had 60 days to comply with the subpoena before they actually executed the search warrant,” Todd said.
The two also debated how Trump handled the classified documents compared to Biden, notably after sets of classified documents were found in Biden’s garage in his Wilmington, Delaware, home. Jordan also noted that the FBI took pictures of Trump’s documents after the raid.
“The issue is equal treatment under the law,” Jordan stated, over Todd’s objection about the differences between the two scandals.
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