No, Jim Jordan didn’t blame Biden and Obama for 9/11

It's hard to believe people even fell for this.

Jul 30, 2019, 12:16 pm*

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David Covucci 

David Covucci

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There may be no more strident Obama-hater in Congress than Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who spent the entirety of Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress essentially demanding the former president be locked up for his crimes against the state.

So it wouldn’t be surprising for people to see a quote about Jordan bashing Barack Obama going viral on social. But he isn’t blaming the former president for his inaction during 9/11.

However, a fake quote of Jordan’s blaming Obama is all over Twitter.

https://twitter.com/realdanlyons/status/1155956845132914689

The tweet was made by author Dan Lyons, who was apparently joking.

And yet, people bought it. It was even shared by prominent Trump-hating author Kevin Kruse.

Others tried to fact-check the fake quote, upset that it would spread fake slander.

https://twitter.com/bmangh/status/1156195097941331969

However, this accusation is not that absurd. While Jordan didn’t blame Obama for 9/11, a Trump supporter infamously blamed Obama for being on vacation during 9/11 in a Daily Show bit in 2016.

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*First Published: Jul 30, 2019, 11:50 am