A big argument broke out during a House Judiciary hearing between Jerry Nadler and Jim Jordan.
The argumant took place during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department, in which Attorney General Merrick Garland testified.
The primary focus of the hearing was the recent memo released by AG Garland to Justice Department officials, which encouraged weaponizing the FBI against parents for percieved threats made against the school board or members of the board.
Republicans say that this is merely a way to label parents as “domestic terrorists” for opposing radical school-backed agendas such as critical race theory.
Democrats continue to insist that it is only being done in the name of keeping everyone “safe.”
Sparks began to fly when Chairman Jerry Nadler refused Committee ranking member Jim Jordan’s attempt to show a video of parents criticizing Garland’s order to the FBI.
Nadler insisted that Jordan did not provide 24 hour notice of the video, and therefore could not show it to the committe.
Here's the argument as it unfolded:
Nadler and the democrats sure seem to be afraid of the content of the video that Jordan was trying to show.
Fox News has more on the Garland hearing, including details on the argument between Nadler and Jordan:
Attorney General Merrick Garland is testifying at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday dedicated to oversight of the Justice Department at a time when the agency is in the middle of several high-profile cases and controversies.
Republicans have seized on Garland's recent memo to Justice Department employees about intervening in incidents of violence or intimidation targeting state and local school board officials. GOP lawmakers have criticized Garland for overstepping by getting involved in matters that should be handled by state and local law enforcement, and for issuing the memo days after the National School Boards Association asked the Biden administration to utilize tools including the terrorism-related PATRIOT Act to deal with these situations. The NSBA cited incidents of non-violent disruption of school board meetings where parents voiced their concerns about issues such as the teaching of critical race theory, prompting Republicans to voice fears that federal involvement will influence conservatives to keep quiet instead of continuing to engage with officials.
Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, attempted to show a video of parents at school board meetings during his opening remarks, but Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., refused, claiming that Jordan did not provide 48 hours' notice. Jordan stated that there is no official rule requiring such notice, but Nadler did not allow the video to be shown.
Garland did not directly address the school board issue at all in his opening statement. He did make general comments about protecting Americans from threats, while also safeguarding people's freedoms.
"Every person living in this country expects and deserves that their government protect them against a wide range of threats – from international and domestic terrorism to cyber-attacks to violent crime and drug trafficking," Garland said in prepared remarks submitted to the committee. "As our country’s chief law enforcement officer, I am committed to supporting law enforcement at all levels as they work to protect our country from these threats, while also zealously guarding civil liberties and ensuring our own accountability to the American people."
Jerry Nadler would rather waste everyone's time than show an important video that cuts against the democrat narrative.
Nadler is inactive when needed, but has no problem throwing his weight around in regards to criticizing republicans during the hearing for not participating in the democrats' "mask theatre."
Nadler Demands Republicans Wear Masks
Jim Jordan: "Americans have had enough."
As for the content of the video that Nadler refused be seen, you can check it out here and judge for yourself its importance: