Gym Jordan is the new social-media poster boy for ‘f*cked around, found out’. Per the Washington Post:
Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) was midway through an impassioned speech on Tuesday accusing Republicans of using police officers as “pawns” in their efforts to amend a hate-crime bill when Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) interrupted to object.
“I have the floor, Mr. Jordan,” Demings exclaimed, banging her open palm on the table. “Did I strike a nerve?”
Demings, who spent 27 years with the Orlando Police Department, heatedly accused Jordan of ignorance about law enforcement, sparking a shouting match with the Republican…
Tuesday’s argument came during a debate over another piece of legislation, the Covid-19 Hate Crime Act, which seeks to address a surge in racist attacks against Asian Americans in part by providing funding to law enforcement agencies to respond to hate crimes…
(Committee Chair) Nadler told Jordan he “must not interrupt someone who has the time” and he “simply can’t shout out” if he disagrees — a habit that has often left Jordan in conflict with Democrats, including during a hearing last week where he spoke over other lawmakers in a coronavirus hearing.
Demings then shot back at Jordan, saying, “Mr. Jordan you don’t know what the heck you’re talking about.”
“I know about my motive,” Jordan said…
We all know about your motive, Gym.
After Nadler restored order, Demings accused Republicans of hypocrisy over the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, when police officers were “fighting for their lives because of the big lie that was told,” referring to Donald Trump’s false accusations of a stolen election…
Jordan, an outspoken Trump loyalist, was among several Republicans who supported the former president’s claims.
“My colleagues on the other side of the aisle were silent,” she continued. “As one person after another person took the microphone and said, ’Go down there and engage in combat,’ ‘fight like hell.’ They used the bicycle racks as deadly missiles against the law enforcement officers that you all say you care about so much.”
It's interesting to see my colleagues on the other side of the aisle support the police when it's politically convenient to do so, but not when police officers who protect us every day here at the Capitol were fighting for their lives because of the Big Lie. @HouseJudiciary pic.twitter.com/x9i9LO5AAi
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) April 20, 2021