BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus held a hearing titled, “Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel: Ending COVID-19,” but it erupted into shouting match when Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, pressed Dr. Anthony Fauci on when that end might become a reality in terms of restrictions being lifted.
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.
“When is the time?” Jordan asked. “When do Americans get their freedom back?”
“When we get the level of infection in this country low enough that it is not a really high threat,” Fauci said. Jordan continued to ask for specifics as far as what level would be deemed low enough.
“What is low enough? Give me a number … what metrics, what measures, what has to happen before Americans get their freedoms?” Jordan asked. “I’d like my question answered!” Jordan demanded.
“You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth!” shouted Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
“Don’t worry about this, we’re going to handle this,” Chairman Rep. Jim Clyburn said in response. “I think Mr. Jordan knows me very well, and he knows full well that we’re going to handle this.”
Jordan thanked Clyburn and the hearing moved forward.
After the hearing, Waters was boiling mad. “Oh, well Jordan will listen to a black man and not a black woman? Is that the deal? I was two seconds from telling Clyburn he better close his mouth too. I am not afraid to tell a black man to shut up, because my husband and I angrily say those words to each other, daily!”