Maxine Waters cuts off Jim Jordan, Fauci sparring at hearing: ‘Shut your mouth’
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) told Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to “shut your mouth” during a congressional hearing on Thursday.
During a House Oversight coronavirus subcommittee hearing, Jordan and the country’s top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci clashed over public health precautions, with both men raising their voices.
When Jordan ran out of time for questions, subcommittee Chairman James Clyburn (D-S.C.) turned the questioning over to Waters, but Jordan continued his questioning.
“I’d like my question answered,” Jordan said.
“Time expired, sir,” Waters said to Jordan. “You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth.”
“We’re going to handle this,” Clyburn said. “And I think Mr. Jordan knows me very well. And he knows full well that we’re going to handle this.”
Jordan and Fauci have clashed before during hearings regarding the coronavirus pandemic.