Jim Jordan Exposes Jerry Nadler During AG Barr Hearing
Representative Jim Jordan indirectly confronted Jerry Nadler with reality during his opening statement at AG William Barr’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee today.
Just days ago Nadler, presumably motivated by his acknowledgement of the bad optics of his ideological equals burning down their own cities, decided to simply ignore that any riots were still occurring.
Nadler was approached by journalist Austen Fletcher who asked if he disavowed the violent riots nationwide and in Portland, to which he replied “That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.” Nadler again repeated the myth that the riots are a myth when asked again specifically about Portland, which has had riots for two months straight.
During his opening statement, Jordan played minutes of video footage of the riots while Nadler watched. After the video ended Nadler made a snarky comment about how long Jordan’s opening statement was, and then said “without objection, I am going to insert the committee’s audio video policy to the record of this hearing and note that the minority did not give the committee the 48 hour notice required by that policy” so it wouldn’t be entered into the record.
Needless to say, Nadler wasn’t pleased with the montage.
Watch Jordan’s full opening statement below (relevant part begins at 6:55):