Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan Thursday called for allowing legislative intelligence committees to do their work to get the initial facts about ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn to the public.
He also said he's open to further investigation into the matter, including Flynn's contacts with Russia and leaks to the media, if warranted.
"Let's get all the information for the American people," Jordan told CNN's Chris Cuomo on the "New Day" program. "Let's get the facts from [the committees] and then we can proceed."
Further, if the House Oversight Committee wants to do more with the investigation, Jordan said he'd support that as well.
"I've never been accused of not being tough on own party," Jordan said. "You can ask former Speaker [John] Boehner about some disagreements we had. I'm willing to that, but let's proceed in a deliberative way to get the facts for the American people, including how this happened."
Washington, D.C. has a long history of leaks, but Jordan said that doesn't make the current situation right.
Cuomo asked if Republicans consider the matter to be a joke, after a lawmaker on Tuesday quipped that Republicans were too busy having breakfast with their wives for Valentine's Day.
"I'm not viewing it as a joke," Jordan said. "It's a very serious issue, both what happened with the communication and the leak itself."
Meanwhile, Jordan said the media is speaking a great deal about the Flynn situation, but on Wednesday, the House Freedom Caucus unveiled its plans for Obamacare during a press conference.
"We want a marketplace to form again," Jordan said. "In so many communities, there is only one insurer. We want a marketplace to form again. The only way you can do that is to repeal all of Obamacare and then put in place the kind of insurance market that will actually bring down costs."
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