A House Select Subcommittee hearing on the coronavirus with Dr. Anthony Fauci quickly went off the rails resulting in a shouting match.
Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan peppered Fauci with questions over when physical measures for distancing and mask-wearing can be reduced to liberate Americans.
Fox News reports:
Jordan got right to the point, noting that Fauci had recently written that it is not yet the time to cease taking precautionary measures such as social distancing, avoiding gatherings, and wearing face masks.
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Jordan and Fauci got into a testy exchange and at one point, Fauci told Jordan he was “ranting.”
Here is part of the exchange.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) April 16, 2021
California Democrat Representative Maxine Waters weighed in after subcommittee chair Jim Clyburn (D-SC) told Jordan his time expired.
This prompted Waters to erupt at Jordan, telling him, “You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth.”
Mad Maxine Waters telling Jim Jordan to “shut your mouth”
If @Jim_Jordan would have been labeled a racist if he told Maxine to shut up. Am I right or Am I right ?
I think Loud Mouth Maxine should shut her mouth. She talk too much
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) April 16, 2021
Waters also took the opportunity to bash former President Trump while glowingly thanking Fauci, saying, “Dr. Fauci, I love you.”
Critics of Waters commented on social media.
In a moment of graciousness and civility Maxine Waters demands Jim Jorden to Shut his Mouth. No wonder congress has o% support among the American people. You don't dare challenge Fauci the great.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) April 15, 2021
Maxine Waters is a vile human and an embarrassment to Congress.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 16, 2021
Maxine Waters is a corrupt politician who has amassed wealth for herself & her daughters as the people in her district have been plunged into poverty & homelessness.
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) April 15, 2021
Just imagine if a Republican member of congress told Waters to shut her mouth. There would be non-stop outrage from the Left and media outlets.
Jordan had every right to press Fauci on measurements that could be used to lift government restrictions on the liberty of Americans.