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Jim Jordan's Dishonest 'You Choose' Attack On Biden Spectacularly Backfires

Ed Mazza
·Overnight Editor, HuffPost
·2-min read

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) tried to get something going on Twitter on Wednesday, but the message didn’t exactly take off as he intended.

Jordan attempted to attack President Joe Biden’s tax proposals in a tweet with a glaring omission:

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Jordan’s message did not mention that the proposal for tax increases applied only to incomes in excess of $400,000.

As the Washington Post reported, the White House has sent a mixed message on whether that threshold applies to individuals or households ― a key distinction. However, Business Insider reported that 98 percent of U.S. households had incomes below $400,000 in 2020, with the average household earning $97,973.

Jordan was immediately called out for implying the tax hike would apply to everyone ― and his “you choose” comment was met with reminders that American voters already made their choice when they selected Biden in last year’s election:

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.