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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) took to Twitter on Monday morning to continue his war on Dr. Anthony Fauci just days after the two clashed during a House hearing that led Chairperson Maxine Waters (D-CA) to admonish him and tell him to "shut your mouth."
Last week the controversial Jordan accused the government -- and Fauci in particular -- of taking away citizen's "freedoms" with health mandates to stop the spread of COVID-19. On Monday he brought up Fauci's suggestion that wearing multiple masks would also help, by tweeting, "How many masks are we supposed to wear this week?"
That led critics of the abrasive Ohio conservative to slam him for trying to troll one of the country's top infectious disease experts -- as you can see below:
@Jim_Jordan The same number of students you were allowed the coaches to assault at Ohio State. How many is that?— Mitzi Sims Porter 🌹 (@Mitzi Sims Porter 🌹)1618840012.0
@Jim_Jordan When you receive your medical degree, let us know. Until then, shut up gym. We believe you’ll be in jai… https://t.co/4SWY1ZcGqJ— Resistance Amarillo (@Resistance Amarillo)1618840059.0
This is just another example that @Jim_Jordan is a f**king moron... https://t.co/uETIOarhnk— Michael P. Redlich (@Michael P. Redlich)1618841576.0
@Jim_Jordan I bet you could visit the @CDCgov website and find that answer.— Lt. Lyman , 82nd ANTIFA Airborne (@Lt. Lyman , 82nd ANTIFA Airborne)1618840166.0
@Jim_Jordan 1 per day. Get with the program dummy. It's been over a year.— Charlie Mic (@Charlie Mic)1618840253.0
@Jim_Jordan I don’t know, but I know a Representative is supposed to be working for their constituents and not post… https://t.co/i6o4dIBhuF— CStein (@CStein)1618840088.0
@Jim_Jordan Just one, sweetheart. It really isn't that tricky. My six year old neighbor never has to ask.— Worried Patriot (@Worried Patriot)1618840179.0
@Jim_Jordan How about following the advice of scientists and physicians?— Russ Clark (@Russ Clark)1618840085.0
@Jim_Jordan Why must you continue to politicize a global pandemic that has killed 600k Americans and more than 3m w… https://t.co/Ur44cf4MMF— Three Rural White Guys Podcast 🌊🌊🌊 #FBR (@Three Rural White Guys Podcast 🌊🌊🌊 #FBR)1618840101.0
@Jim_Jordan Enough to keep people from dying. Which you keep ignoring.— Moosty (@Moosty)1618840059.0
@Justin_Ebright @Jim_Jordan Remember who you're talking to....he can't even manage to do the right thing and look out for wrestlers.— Krissysmomma (@Krissysmomma)1618841129.0
@Jim_Jordan I see 3-year old kids wearing masks without complaining. Compare them to Jordan and draw your own concl… https://t.co/AYOOPL47nN— Doug (@Doug)1618841518.0
@Jim_Jordan Enough to protect kids from you and Gaetz— Registered Republican (@Registered Republican)1618840064.0
@Jim_Jordan There isn’t enough to keep your mouth quiet.— daz™ (@daz™)1618839997.0
@Jim_Jordan Enough to drown out your voice— Angel Martinez (@Angel Martinez)1618839992.0
@Jim_Jordan Just a reminder: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. May want to remind your buddy Gaetz that too.— Dave Zorn (@Dave Zorn)1618840158.0
@Jim_Jordan you are a sad moron living off taxpayer $. please stfu, crawl back under your rock.— kawtch (@kawtch)1618837448.0
@Jim_Jordan One day some youngster will ask you how you helped in the terrible Covid pandemic of 2020 and 2021. You… https://t.co/pPBNua4mLh— BNB Bus Stop (@BNB Bus Stop)1618841367.0
‘Completely broken’: 5 major weekend shootings leave many furious that Republicans continue to block gun reform
A high school football team captain signed to play college ball, and a high school basketball player are two of the three people who were shot and killed at a shooting in Austin, Texas Sunday. Austin was one of five major shootings this weekend. Columbus, Ohio, LaPlace and Shreveport, Louisiana, and Kenosha, Wisconsin had mass shootings over the weekend, following a horrific mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana that left eight dead and seven wounded.
In Austin the suspect is "a former Travis County Sheriff's Office detective who was charged with sexual assault of a child," CNN reports.
Five mourners, including a 12-year old child, at a Columbus, Ohio vigil commemorating the murder of a man one year earlier were shot. One woman driving by the scene was shot in the head. She died.
Also Sunday, a Kenosha, Wisconsin shooter killed three people and injured three others. A "person of interest" has been arrested and will be charged with one count of first degree intentional homicide.
Saturday night in LaPlace, Louisiana six people, all children, were shot at a 12-year old's birthday party. None of the injuries were fatal. The suspected shooter was also a child. And in Shreveport, Louisiana, late Sunday five people were shot and hospitalized.
The Gun Violence Archive doesn't even count the Austin, Texas killings as a "mass shooting" because it only includes events where at least four people were shot. Nor does it list the Ft. Worth, Texas 3-year old who shot and killed herself Sunday afternoon at a local park, or last weekend's fatal shooting of an 11-year old boy by a 9-year old boy at a Dallas Walmart parking lot.
This weekend's five major shootings are a slice of all the gun violence over the weekend. Every day on average there are 316 people shot, including 106 who are shot and killed.
Sunday was the 108th day of the year. The Gun Violence Archive lists 152 mass shootings through Sunday.
On social media Americans are reeling in anger over the explosion of gun violence just as some feel the coronavirus pandemic is slowly approaching some semblance of starting to be controlled as more and more people are getting vaccinated. (Sunday saw another 43,181 new cases, a dramatic drop from Friday's 81,600 and Saturday's 63,627.)
Others point to the Texas House this week passing legislation that would end the requirement for gun licenses, allowing unlicensed open or concealed carry to be legal.
Not even a pretense that the government is going to do anything to prevent mass shootings
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) April 18, 2021
ah yes. vaccinating and reopening so we can return to mass shootings.
— Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) April 19, 2021
I'm asking Congress if a bill can be passed to hold Republicans accountable for mass shootings since they are the ones who prevent Congress from making gun safety laws in the first place.@RepSwalwell, @tedlieu, @AOC @IlhanMN @amyklobuchar @SenSanders @SenGillibrand @ewarren
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) April 18, 2021
Good lord Congress, try something! Universal background checks, assault weapons ban, child access prevention. Anything! Doing nothing is a failure of leadership and democracy. https://t.co/VrTBezK3r6
— john mclaughlin (@jmclaughlinSAIS) April 17, 2021
Any Member of Congress like Greene who denies the reality of Sandy Hook should be immediately expelled
And let me be very clear: We have mass shootings every godforsaken day because of one party and one party alone: the Republicans — Lindy Li (@lindyli) April 18, 2021
50 mass shootings in 1 month... as a responsible gun owner and someone who grew up shooting guns, Congress, please do something. My 2nd amendment rights are not threatened by red-flag laws, extended background checks, or bans on assault rifles. Do something. Save lives. Please.
— Alix✨ (@Alix_Pitner) April 18, 2021
So America is besieged by shootings and republicans are trying to make it easier to get a gun?
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 16, 2021
This is the most insane streak of mass shootings I can ever remember. Our country is completely broken. Politicians (mostly Republicans) and gun nuts refuse to do anything https://t.co/upUdyr7RBC
— Christian (@seng225) April 18, 2021
Reports of at least 4 shootings in texas on the news tonight. One toddler shot and killed in north texas, college students shooting each other, another one I've forgotten, and then the shooting in Austin. And republicans want to make it easier for people to do this. 😞🪦
— Kay Walker (@kwalkc) April 19, 2021
How much longer must we be inundated w/news of more mass shootings than any of us can keep up with—before Republicans acknowledge the reality that America is in the midst of an epidemic of gun violence that's absolutely out of control? Will enough ever be enough? #EndGunViolence
— Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks) April 18, 2021
Any Member of Congress like Greene who denies the reality of Sandy Hook should be immediately expelled And let me be very clear: We have mass shootings every godforsaken day because of one party and one party alone: the Republicans
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) April 18, 2021
After a day with three mass shootings, @EricBoehlert asks why aren't we talking about the real obstacle to gun safety -- Republicans https://t.co/aWJUE5VTjB
— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will_Bunch) April 19, 2021
Imagine if Republicans took mass shootings as seriously as infinite access to If I Ran the Zoo.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) April 16, 2021
The U.S. has experienced at least 45 mass shootings in one month. This is an American problem. 90% of Americans SUPPORT gun safety reform. We passed legislation last month and yet Republicans in the Senate refuse to support it. They are voting AGAINST their own constituents. pic.twitter.com/1h8CnP5md3
— Congresswoman Marie Newman (@RepMarieNewman) April 16, 2021
'Pot calling the kettle violent': CNN host throws Cruz's own words in his face after GOP senator feigns outrage over Maxine Waters
With the defense having rested in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, Rep. Maxine Waters of California was asked how "justice for George Floyd" activists will response if Chauvin is found not guilty. And the congresswoman called for a vocal response if that happens, saying, "We've got to get more confrontational. We've got to let them know that we mean business." Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was among the far-right Republicans who claimed that Waters was advocating violence — and CNN's John Berman called Cruz out and reminded viewers of the ways in which the Texas senator's false claims of widespread voter fraud encouraged the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol Building.
On CNN's "New Day," host Berman explained, "She didn't say what type of confrontation. Still, this is not the language that business owners in Minneapolis want to hear or that people calling for calm, including the president or the family of George Floyd (want to hear)."
But he went on to explain why Cruz is the last person who should be accusing a congresswoman of overly incendiary rhetoric.
Berman told viewers, "House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called it incitement of violence and said he will take action if Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not. But this is how Ted Cruz chose to respond in a tweet: 'Democrats actively encouraging riots and violence, they want to tear us apart.' That's Ted Cruz of the not accepting the election results before or after the insurrection Cruzes, which might lead one to wonder if this a case of the pot calling the kettle violent."
The "New Day" host went on to show a clip of former President Donald Trump giving his "Stop the Steal" speech on January 6 hours before a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol Building as well as clips of Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani using inflammatory rhetoric while promoting bogus election fraud claims. Giuliani said, "Let's have trial by combat" — and Berman pointed out that Cruz had no problem with that rhetoric.
"So, I don't recall the Republicans-encouraging-violence tweet from Ted Cruz after that," Berman told viewers before airing an inflammatory "Stop the Steal" speech from Cruz.
Berman said, "It's not like this guy is some peaceful prophet of gentility. This is the man who wants to do unspeakable things to books that say mean things about him, asking his supporters to vote on whether we machine-gun John Boehner's book, take a chainsaw to it or burn the book and light cigars. Where does that rank on the they-are-tearing-us-apart meter?"
Watch the video below:
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