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Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), during a committee markup Tuesday, ripped Democrats for “raising bail for the rioters and looters” while Republicans have consistently condemned any type of violence.
During the markups in the committee room Tuesday, Republican members tried to put forth an amendment aimed to prevent police agencies from being defunded by local governments by withholding grant money from the municipalities that do so.
Democrat committee members tried to belittle the amendment. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said he is against the amendment. Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) tried to accuse Republicans of only supporting the police when it is politically convenient. Demings said, “Police officers deserve your support. You know it’s interesting to see my colleagues on the side of the aisle when it’s politically convenient to do so.”
She added, “Officers risk their lives every day. They deserve better, and the American people deserve better.”
Jordan tried to interrupt the Congresswoman before she shouted, “Did I strike a nerve?” Demmings added, “Law enforcement officers deserve better than to be utilized as pawns. You and your colleagues should be ashamed of yourself.”
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— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) April 20, 2021
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