Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) lost his temper, yet again, on Tuesday when he was confronted by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), who was a police officer for nearly thirty years, during a House Judiciary hearing.
“I served as a law enforcement officer for 27 years. It is a tough job. And good police officers deserve your support,” Demings said.
She then accused Republicans of only supporting the police when it is politically convenient for them. This appeared to tick off Jordan.
“Did I strike a nerve?” Demings responded, adding that police officers should not be used as political pawns. “You and your colleagues should be ashamed of yourselves.”
The outburst led House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to plead with members of the committee to not interrupt one another.
“When you give a speech about motives and questioning motives… how do we address that?” Jordan protested.
“I have watched [police officers] live and die, and you know nothing about that,” Demings said.
Take a look at the exchange below: