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Liberals Outraged Jim Jordan Didn’t Wear a Jacket to Impeachment Inquiry: ‘Un-American Traitor’

Liberals Outraged Jim Jordan Didn’t Wear a Jacket to Impeachment Inquiry: ‘Un-American Traitor’

Amid an impeachment inquiry before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, liberal commentators on social media criticized Rep. Jim Jordan for not wearing a suit jacket to the proceedings.

The inquiry centers around the propriety of a July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

During Tuesday’s public impeachment hearing, the Ohio Republican grilled Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the White House National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert.

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Jordan has earned the ire of Trump’s critics for his prominent public role in defending the president.

 While many anti-Trump commenters on social media have criticized Jordan’s forceful assertion that the Democratic-led effort to impeach Trump is a partisan “sham,” others have slammed his choice of attire.

Several accused Jordan on Tuesday of harboring “disrespect” for the proceedings and being “unprofessional.” 

Liberal writer Andy Ostroy contrasted Jordan’s appearance with that of Vindman, referring to the Republican congressman as an “unAmerican traitor.”

Others suggested Jordan’s motivations for not wearing a jacket were an attempt to signal blue-collar bonafides.

Political commentator Michelangelo Signorile compared Jordan to a “bad frat boy who can’t put a jacket on and has to be reprimanded all the time.”

“I just want Lt. Col. Vindman to tell Jim Jordan: ‘Congressman, put on a f—ing suit jacket,'” tweeted transgender activist and Human Rights Campaign press secretary Charlotte Clymer.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post went as far as to publish a fashion editorial exhorting Jordan to “put on a jacket.”

Vox writer Matt Yglesias pointed out that sartorial informality cuts across partisan politics.

And even satire outlet The Onion took a dig at Jordan.

Impeachment, day 3

During his opening statement, Vindman told lawmakers that “vile character attacks” against public servants testifying in the impeachment inquiry were “reprehensible,” urging Americans to be “better than callow and cowardly attacks.” Vindman, an Iraq war veteran, appeared at the hearing wearing his Army uniform and medals.

Vindman did not specifically mention Trump when he referred to “cowardly attacks.” Some Trump allies in the conservative media have questioned Vindman’s loyalty to the United States.

“It is improper for the president of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen and political opponent,” Vindman said in his opening statement in the second week of public hearings.

Three other witnesses were scheduled to testify at Tuesday’s hearing: Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine; Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence; and former National Security Council Russia expert Tim Morrison.

Cover image: Rep. Jim Jordan. (Screen grab)

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