GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused Democrats of kowtowing to mob rule in a full-throated 2020 Republican National Convention speech on Monday evening.
“This election is about who can preserve the values, principles, and institutions that Make America Great,” the Ohio congressman, 56, began his address at the convention’s opening night.
“Don’t believe me? Look at what’s happening in America’s cities — all run by Democrats. Crime, violence, mob rule. Democrats refuse to denounce the mob,” he continued.
Jordan, who is one of the president’s most outspoken allies, hit Democrats for their push to defund the police and accused them of wanting to “take away” Americans’ guns.
“Democrats won’t let you go to church, but they’ll let you protest. Democrats won’t let you go to work, but they’ll let you riot. Democrats won’t let you go to school, but they’ll let you loot. President Trump has fought against their crazy ideas,” he said.
Jordan is a powerful member of the Republican Party and helped found the conservative Freedom Caucus after arriving in Washington in 2007.
Earlier this year, the Ohio lawmaker was tapped to become the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee.