Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is being slammed on Twitter after claiming on Friday that Democrats are encouraging protestors to riot in the streets.
Jordan’s tweet came hours after he clashed with Dr. Anthony Fauci during a House hearing and failed to drag the infectious disease expert into a political argument about the nationwide protest against police brutality.
“Can’t go to church. Can’t go to work. Can’t go to school,” Jordan wrote. “Even Dr. Fauci says protesting is dangerous. But Democrats encourage people to riot and protest in the streets,” he added.
Jordan tweet was met with immediate backlash. One Twitter user responded:
“Can’t help your wrestlers. Can’t do the right thing. Can’t help those who need it,” before adding: “Even the experts say abusing wrestlers is dangerous. But @Jim_Jordan encouraged his wrestlers to keep quiet.
Take a look at the responses below:
Can't help your wrestlers.
Can't do the right thing.
Can't help those who need it.
Even the experts say abusing wrestlers is dangerous.
But @Jim_Jordan encouraged his wrestlers to keep quiet.
— Brian Bielanski (@BrianBielanski) July 31, 2020
You’re an idiot. No Democrats are directing ppl to riot. I agree that protests of any sort increase the risk of viral transfer, however you’re still making a false equivalence. Also, protestors appear to be wearing masks. Herman Cain could attest to that if he was still with us.
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) July 31, 2020
It's embarrassing for the State of Ohio 😔
— Kesha Stevens (@KeshaUshry) July 31, 2020
Did Herman Caine die from covid 19 b/c he was protesting in the streets or attending a mask-less Trump rally where Trump advocates removed social distancing signs and stickers from seating areas in Tulsa?
— TradeOrFade (@or_fade) July 31, 2020
As much as Jim Jordan hates free speech, nobody's gonna be able to STOP protesters. But this simple idea entirely escapes him. The best thing is to make the protests as safe and uneventful as possible, and promote masks.
Based on the lack of spikes after protests, IT'S WORKING.
— NewscastNow (@NewscastNow) July 31, 2020
Or firing rubber bullets at point blank range…
— Alejandro Villegas (@thecorpmex) July 31, 2020
jim wants everyone to get back to school so he can ignore them being molested. It’s kinda his thing
— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) July 31, 2020
Can’t go to church.
Can’t go to work.
Can’t go to school.
Also known as “Things a judge would say after Gym Jordan’s trial.”
— James 🏳️🌈 (@NHDem4Ever) July 31, 2020
Repeat after me: People congregating indoors for whatever reason without masks and proper distancing is a deadly spread zone.
— jeffrey combs (@jeffreycombs) July 31, 2020
You couldn’t get #Fauci to say it so you LIE!
You’re TRASH, Gym.
— John G Hertzler (@JGHertzler) July 31, 2020
Can't go to college wrestling locker rooms when you're around because if kids get sexually abused, you'll do nothing about it.
— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@lesleyabravanel) July 31, 2020
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