Rep. Jim Jordan slammed for dismissing hospitalized COVID cases in favor of attacking Biden on border
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is refusing to hear about any COVID cases in Florida unless someone addresses his concerns about President Joe Biden's administration and its handling of issues at the southern border. And Jordan's dismissive behavior toward gravely ill COVID patients is receiving blowback on Twitter.
On Wednesday, August 11, Jordan appeared on Fox News where he laid out his grievances about issues at the border.
"I don't wanna hear anything about COVID in Florida, mask mandates in New York, vaccine passports, or anything about that until the Biden administration deals with the crisis they created on our Southern border," Jordan said.
Jim Jordan says "I don't want to hear anything about Covid cases in Florida" until the Biden administration does something about the border. \n\nI'm sure hospitalized Covid patients in Florida appreciate the sentiment.pic.twitter.com/nldubEtUKQ— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1628730621
Of course, the lack of regard for ill COVID patients angered users. One user tweeted, "The right wing's constant messaging that somehow the Covid surge in the south can be blamed on immigrants is working! They're deflecting blame and the viewers (some of my family included) are eating it up. It's infuriating."
The right wing\u2019s constant messaging that somehow the Covid surge in the south can be blamed on immigrants is working! They\u2019re deflecting blame and the viewers (some of my family included) are eating it up. It\u2019s infuriating.— Suz, Elements of Medical (@Suz, Elements of Medical) 1628751723
But others also took the time to give the Republican lawmaker a geographical lesson to explain how far the southern border actually is from Florida. In short, Twitter users argued that one has nothing to do with the other.
Wait is that this @Jim_Jordan yapping about more stuff instead of taking responsibility?pic.twitter.com/WHjBNQdbWZ— MichaelL (@MichaelL) 1628732077
Geography was never Gym\u2019s strong suitpic.twitter.com/gQqsmKEpzZ— Cal Meacham (\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89and \ud83d\ude37) (@Cal Meacham (\ud83d\udc89\ud83d\udc89and \ud83d\ude37)) 1628730800
Whatever you say, Gympic.twitter.com/1gOMTwAHJe— Name is Deb. Fully vaccinated. (@Name is Deb. Fully vaccinated.) 1628730923
Others used Jordan's own words against him. "Frankly, I don't want to hear anything from Jim Jordan until he apologizes to every abused wrestler and athlete for whom he looked the other way," one Twitter user wrote.
Frankly, I don't want to hear anything from Jim Jordan until he apologizes to every abused wrestler and athlete for whom he looked the other way.— Duty To Warn \ud83d\udd09 (@Duty To Warn \ud83d\udd09) 1628733449
I don\u2019t want to hear anything Gym says until he addresses the sexual abuse in the Ohio State wrestling program— Scott Phillips (@Scott Phillips) 1628730844
Jordan's latest remarks come as the state of Florida is being ravaged by the Delta variant of COVID-19.
There are increases in severe COVID cases and hospitalizations among all age groups.
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