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Fight breaks out between Jordan, Nadler over rules about showing video at Garland hearing

Updated: Oct 23, 2021

Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) got into an argument Thursday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Attorney General Merrick Garland over giving notice to show a video featuring parents at school board meetings.

Nadler objected to Jordan showing the footage on the grounds that the Ohio Republican did not provide 48 hours notice to the committee before showing the video.

When Jordan tried to respond to the decision, Nadler said "that's out of order, this is not debatable" then later said he was following protocol set by a previous Republican chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Va.).

"What's out of order is that there is no rule that requires a 48-hour notice, that's what out of order," Jordan said. "There is such a rule," Nadler said, to which Jordan argued again that there is not. Jordan later tried to argue that the stipulation about providing 48 hours' notice is not a rule but a piece of protocol.

"It's a video about parents at school board meetings," Jordan said, becoming visibly frustrated. "Moms and dads speaking at school board meetings. And you guys aren't going to let us play it?" Nadler in response read the official stipulation that mandates the 48 hours' notice. "Mr. Chairman, obviously you're not going to let us play it and obviously you're going to censor us, which is sort of the conduct of the left today it seems and Democrats today it seems," Jordan responded, echoing a notion that conservative voices and opinions are being censored by news outlets and social media.

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