Screenshots show Rep. Jim Jordan coughing numerous times without a mask

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Jim Jordan, no stranger to coverups, doesn’t wear mask on House floor

Other congresspeople have been following the reccomendations.

Apr 23, 2020, 8:45 pm*



Samira Sadeque

People are expressing frustration with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who appeared on video on Wednesday repeatedly coughing and not wearing a mask. 

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Jordan was testifying at the House Rules Committee on Wednesday, where he denounced a recent plan for oversight on coronavirus as a means to undermine President Donald Trump’s leadership, reported on Thursday. 

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“This is just one more attempt by the Democrats to go after the president,” he reportedly said at the testimony. 

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) chided Jordan for not wearing a mask at the testimony, and said it’s “obviously not a sign of bravery.”

“It’s a sign of irresponsibility towards other people because when we wear a mask, we’re protecting them,” he said. “When they don’t wear a mask, they’re not protecting us.”

Meanwhile, people expressed their anger over Jordan not wearing mask, sharing a clip where Jordan coughed numerous times while Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) was speaking. 

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Some cracked wise about Jordan’s lack of a coverup and his, well, being accused of helping cover up a sex abuse scandal at Ohio State when he was a wrestling coach.

Others echoed Raskin’s thought that not only is his lack of a mask putting him at risk, it is putting those around him at risk as well:
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*First Published: Apr 23, 2020, 8:43 pm