(RepublicanNews.org) – Tensions remain high as the nation continues its battle against COVID-19. There’s some debate about the pandemic’s exact origins, but none about the fact it originated in China. Tensions finally hit a breaking point in Congress in the discussion over the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on Tuesday, April 20.
Members of the House Judiciary Committee discussed the proposed bill, which aims to combat the recent rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) took her allotted time to criticize Republicans for wanting to amend the bill with a measure to prevent communities from defunding or outright abolishing police departments.
Let's just say things got pretty heated between Val Demings and Jim Jordan in today's House Judiciary meeting pic.twitter.com/SaE5gQBB7b
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) April 20, 2021
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) spoke out in defense of those protections, and a shouting match ensued. Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) stepped in to restore order. Jordan and Nadler agreed that “shouting out” during a committee meeting was inappropriate, and the hearing continued.
Democrats have a history of using the police as pawns for their own political agenda. Most recently, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) may have paved the way for an appeal for Derek Chauvin, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been attacking the police all week.
Republicans work towards solutions, and Democrats seek to inflate problems.
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