Jim Jordan Just Made An A*s Out Of Himself, Derails Merrick Garland Hearing With Demands To Play A Video

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is good at one thing: playing the part of the class clown. The Ohio Republican behaves unprofessionally, and he is undisciplined. That unbecoming behavior was on display as Attorney General Merrick Garland sat in front of Thursday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. Jordan insisted that he play a video in the middle of the hearing; however, Committee Vice-Chair Madeleine Dean (D-PA) objected, saying that the Ohio Republican had not given 48 hours notice which is required.

Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) ruled the video out of order. Jordan tried to respond to Nadler’s decision. Still, the New York Democrat said, “that’s out of order, this is not debatable” then later he said he was following protocol set by a previous Republican chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Va.), according to The Hill.

“What’s out of order is that there is no rule that requires a 48-hour notice; that’s what’s out of order,” Jordan insisted.


“There is such a rule,” Nadler said, then Jordan claimed that there is no such rule.

Jordan kept jumping in to ask, “What are you afraid of?”

“It’s a video about parents at school board meetings,” Jordan said. “Moms and dads speaking at school board meetings. And you guys aren’t going to let us play it?”

Garland has previously called out “harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation’s public schools,” and for some reason, that upset Republicans.

Nadler then read the official stipulation that mandates that they are given 48 hours’ notice.

“Mr. Chairman, obviously you’re not going to let us play it, and obviously you’re going to censor us, which is sort of the conduct of the left today it seems and Democrats today it seems,” Jordan responded, hitting on the false claims from conservatives that they are being censored on social media platforms.


Nalder read the rule out as it is written, but Jordan insisted that he was being censored. Republicans have become the party of victimization while thinking that rules don’t apply to them.

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