Representative Jim Jordan is still having to be told to put his mask on in Congressional hearings. On Tuesday, during Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony, Jordan had to be called out (along with some colleagues) by Jerry Nadler for not having a mask on. Now, Louie Gohmert, who was present at that hearing, has tested positive for COVID-19. Even after that, in Wednesday’s hearing with on tech companies, Jordan had to be told again to wear his mask.
Raw Story reported on Jordan’s failure to re-mask after his turn speaking Wednesday. At the end of his time, he continues to argue, and Representative David Cicilline is forced to shut him down. As the camera moves away from Jordan, someone off-screen can be heard reminding the controversial representative to put his mask on.
In another clip, Jordan can be heard continuing to argue while being told repeatedly to put his mask on.
"Put your mask on!"
Shouting breaks out among members of the House subcommittee during tech hearing, after Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon suggests Rep. Jim Jordan is pushing "fringe conspiracy theories" https://t.co/83sKht0bRx pic.twitter.com/E6fEZKT6tO
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 29, 2020
Only yesterday, Jordan, along with Representatives Andy Biggs and Mike Johnson, had to be firmly directed by Jerry Nadler that masks are required on the Congressional floor.Second Nexus reported that Nadler reminded the entire assemblage as the hearing began, but still had to call out several representatives for refusing to comply shortly thereafter.
Then, Louie Gohmert tested positive for COVID-19. Now Bill Barr, who spends a significant amount of time in the presence of the president, and who reportedly was in contact with Gohmert at that hearing, is being tested, and Gohmert’s scheduled presence on Trump’s trip to Texas is canceled, according to USA Today.
These developments don’t appear to have phased Jim Jordan. His refusal to wear a mask, even after the pandemic hits a hearing he attended, suggests he won’t be changing his position on the matter any time soon.
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