"His addition will ensure more accountability and transparency in this sham process", McCarthy said in a statement.
Appearing this week on Fox & Friends, Jordan expressed openness to joining the House intel committee, saying he wants to do whatever possible to combat falsehoods spread by the panel's chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who Republicans accuse of selectivity leaking closed-door depositions to bolster public support for impeachment.
Jordan, a staunch defender of President Trump, replaces Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), who resigned from the panel Friday, according to House Republicans. Jordan (R-Ohio) is the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee and is known for hostile questioning of witnesses and garnering media attention.
"Jim Jordan has been on the front lines in the fight for fairness and truth".More news: Granit Xhaka stripped of Arsenal captaincy amid controversy
One notable and little-reported conclusion emerging from the House Democratic impeachment proceedings is a consensus among some foreign policy professionals that President Trump's Ukraine policy has been an improvement over President Barack Obama's.
The other big question McCarthy's announcement did not address is whether Jordan's investigative counsel on Oversight, Steve Castor, who asked most of the questions for Republicans during the depositions, will also temporarily be moved to the Intelligence Committee. In Speaker Pelosi's House, those responsibilities have fallen victim to partisan witch hunts. None of the three would have been in the public impeachment hearings on the Intelligence Committee if Crawford hadn't stepped aside.
"Rick has offered to step aside for this charade".
Another example: Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Capitol Hill and advised GOP senators at their weekly lunch Tuesday on how they should best defend Trump against the Ukraine scandal, referring them back to the July 25 phone call transcript that the President himself has used repeatedly as a shield from the expanding investigation.More news: Judge vacates Trump admin's anti-LGBT 'conscience rule' for health workers
Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
Jordan said Thursday he doesn't know the identity of the whistleblower but that Schiff should call the person to testify.
The public phase of impeachment kicks off with the first open hearing on Wednesday. "On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, we will hear from William Taylor and George Kent", he added.More news: Courteney Cox reunites with Matthew Perry