Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) threw the entire House Judiciary Committee’s hearing with four of the top big tech CEOs into a three ring circus on Wednesday when Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) opened her five minute allotment of questioning by appearing to suggest he is a conspiracy theorist.
“I’d like to direct your attention to anti-trust law rather than fringe conspiracy theories,” Congresswoman Scanlon declared.
Congressman Jordan, both maskless and jacketless, broke House decorum by interrupting his colleague, and by shouting: “Mr. Chairman, we have the email – there is no fringe conspiracy –”
Chairman Cicilline moved to restore order.
“Mr. Jordan you do not have the time,” the Democrat from Rhode Island announced. “Please be respectful of your colleague. She controls the time.”
The camera, focused on Rep. Scanlon, shows her putting her mask back on as Jordan upended the hearing.
Another Congressman repeatedly demanded Jordan to “put your mask on.”
Jordan, as Politico adds, used the reference to masks “to bring up the ‘unmasking’ — in the surveillance sense — of former Trump White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.”
“When someone comes after my motives for asking questions, I get a chance to respond,” Jordan demanded.
The tech hearing devolves into chaos after @RepMGS says, “I would like to redirect your attention to anti-trust law rather than fringe conspiracy theories,” prompting Jim Jordan to start shouting about Russiagate conspiracy theories pic.twitter.com/2pZHMeFF49
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 29, 2020
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