There’s no where to run now…
Rep. Jim Jordan said Republican lawmakers intended on Thursday to subpoena the so-called “whistleblower” to personally testify as part of the ongoing impeachment probe of the House Democrats against President Trump.
Democrats argue that the so-called “whistleblower” is no longer a key witness to their impeachment request and should not be identified as a result of the Whistleblower Protection Act. Nevertheless, several Republicans have dismissed such reservations, including Sen. Rand Paul, and are pondering over disclosing the identity of the person.
“I’m more than willing to, and I probably will at some point,” Paul said to reporters. “There is no law preventing anybody from saying the name.”
Other top Republicans also agree with the Kentucky senator. “The whistleblower statute never required for anonymity,” Rep. Mark Meadows said this week.
The House Republican leadership is considering installing Jordan on the House Intelligence Committee in lieu of the House’s public impeachment hearings. “If Democrats are going to turn Intel into the impeachment committee, I am going to make adjustments to that committee accordingly, for a short period of time,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said.