Maxine Waters to Jim Jordan at Fauci Hearing: 'Shut Your Mouth'

Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan

Throughout the hearing, Jordan loudly pushed the infectious disease expert on when the nation will achieve herd immunity from the coronavirus and when pandemic restrictions will be dropped, the Hill reports.

"What is low enough?" "Give me some objective standards. If I have a number, it would have to be my best estimate, and that would be that the number of infections per day are well below 10,000 per day", Fauci said. "At that point, and up to that point, there would be a gradual pulling back of some of the restrictions you're talking about".

"What measure?" Jordan asked.

"I don't look at this as a liberty thing, Congressman Jordan, I look at this as a public health thing", Fauci reiterated.

Jordan interjected and said he wanted to hear Fauci's thoughts on the matter. "You are. That's exactly what you're doing".

"You don't think Americans' liberties have been threatened the past year, Dr Fauci?"

"You don't think Americans" liberties have been threatened the previous year, Dr. Fauci?"

'When 90 per cent of the members of Congress get vaccinated, ' inserted the chairman of the committee, Rep. Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat, hitting the gavel to tell Jordan his time was up.

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Meanwhile, the United States has administered 198 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and almost 78.5 million people are fully vaccinated. "We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are, and so much reason for hope".

"It's not a personal thing", Jordan shot back.

The Ohio congressman referenced a recent video posted on YouTube of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discussing with doctors how children may not all need to wear masks, which was taken down by video platform service, which in Jordan's eyes, violated First Amendment rights only because they disagreed with Fauci.

Things did not calm down until Clyburn stated, "I think Mr. Jordan knows me very well, and he knows full well that we're going to handle this". "You can say I'm ranting".

Fauci instead referred to the Biden administration's projection that the majority of USA adults should be vaccinated by summer.

'Guess what! The press isn't allowed in those facilities, ' Jordan said. "We project that will very likely be sometime in the beginning to mid of the summer".

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