Nadler Removes Mask To Remind Republican House Members They're Not Wearing Masks
Democrat halts hearing to scold GOP colleagues as mask dangles from his own face
Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York gave a spectacular display of hypocrisy by removing his mask to blast Republican House Members for not wearing masks.
Nadler caused a scene when he scolded his GOP House colleagues for not wearing their masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
What made Nadler's episode all the more comical was that he himself was not wearing a mask when he halted the hearing.
Maskless Nadler blasted Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Mike Johnson of Louisiana for failing to comply.
Rep. Jerry Nadler yells at members for <…checks notes…> not wearing masks ... while he himself isn't wearing a mask.— Mary Vought (@MaryVought) July 28, 2020
Folks, this IS Congress and we pay their salary. pic.twitter.com/HmvzT5lN2O
“I would remind Mr. Jordan, Mr. Biggs, and Mr. Johnson to stop violating the rules of the committee, to stop violating the safety of the members of the committee, to stop holding themselves out as not caring by refusing to wear their masks,” Nadler said.
Not only was the lawmaker not wearing his mask properly when he began baiting the Republicans, he actually took it off in the middle of his lecture.
Someone off-camera asked Nadler, “Is it permissible to drink a sip of coffee?”
“It is not permissible,” Nadler, shot back while still unmasked.
A mixture of silence and laughter followed.
And just for reference, there was also that time when Nadler humorously failed to take off his mask.
In other news, here's Jerry Nadler trying to take off a mask... pic.twitter.com/uvMBW9BdTz— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 8, 2020
On Tuesday, Nadler also claimed that reports of violent Antifa-led rioting are simply "a myth."
Without evidence, he claimed that the riots in Portland are not really taking place.
The New York lawmaker claims the Antifa violence is just something "that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C."
I ran into Jerry Nadler in DC and asked him to disavow the Antifa violence/rioting in Portland.— Essential Fleccas 🇺🇸 (@fleccas) July 27, 2020
“THATS A MYTH” pic.twitter.com/veImyE2rju
However, Nadler’s remarks directly contradict video evidence from Portland and other cities, widely available on social media.
His claims also conflict with what the Department of Homeland (DHS) says is happening across the country.
“The violent situation Portland has witnessed for the past eight weeks continues with violent anarchists rioting on the streets as federal law enforcement officers work diligently and honorably to enforce federal law, defend federal property, and protect the lives of their fellow officers,” DHS said in a Sunday statement.