On Tuesday, a shouting match between Reps. Val Demings, D-Fla., and Jim (Gym) Jordan, R-Ohio broke out on the House floor during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a hate crimes bill Once again, Gym Jordan stepped in it and got his ass handed to him by yet another, strong black woman.
“I served as a law enforcement officer for 27 years,” Demings, a former police officer, said. “It is a tough job and good police officers deserve your support. You know, it’s interesting to see my colleagues on the other side of the aisle support the police when it is politically convenient to do so.”
“I have the floor, Mr. Jordan,” she yelled. “What? Did I strike a nerve?”
The Republicans tried putting one of their nuggets in the bill that would prevent defunding of police departments. However, the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act the House debated had no provisions, whatsoever, to defund the police. In fact, the bill would give “incentives for hate crime reporting, boost funding to state-run hate crime hotlines and increase penalties for individuals convicted under current hate crime statutes.”
Of course, Gym and America First Caucus Louie do not get that part.