GOP Representative Jim Jordan and Congresswoman Val Demings clashed on Tuesday during a hearing on a new hate crimes bill [HR1843 The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act].
Demings objected to an amendment that would prevent police departments from being defunded, Jordan responded and things quickly escalated into a screaming match.
As The Hill reports:
A House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday devolved into a screaming match after Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) interrupted Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) as she criticized an amendment put forward by House Republicans.
Demings was criticizing a proposed amendment to a hate crimes bill that would prevent police agencies from being defunded. NBC News noted that the bill itself does not have a provision taking away funds from police departments.