Merrick Garland hearing goes off the rails as Jim Jordan demands to play video of parents at school board meetings

Merrick Garland hearing goes off the rails as Jim Jordan demands to play video of parents at school board meetings
Rep. Jim Jordan, screengrab

The House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Merrick Garland was briefly derailed on Thursday after Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) demanded to play a video.

Committee Vice Chair Madeleine Dean (D-PA) objected, saying Jordan had not followed the committee's audio-visual protocol by providing 48 hours notice.

Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) sustained the objection, ruling the video out of order.

Jordan reportedly wanted to play video of parents speaking at school board meetings. In recent months, meeting have grown contentious with threats against those advocating for public health measures during the pandemic.

Garland has spoken out against "harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation's public schools."

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