Apr 15, 2021
Maxine Waters Tells Jim Jordan “Shut Your Mouth” During House Hearing Transcript April 15
Rep. Maxine Waters told Rep. Jim Jordan, “You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth,” during a House hearing on COVID-19 on April 15, 2021. Read the transcript of the remarks here.
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Jim Jordan: (00:00)
No, give us some objective standards versus when certain things get reached we might be able to get back to having our liberty. When? What are the numbers?
Dr. Anthony Fauci: (00:12)
Right now, we’re at an unacceptably high level. On a daily basis, it’s unacceptably high, regardless of who you are. What you’re going to see as more and more people get vaccinated and we get over three million people a day, you’re going to see the level of infection come down and down and gradually there will be more flexibility for doing the things that you’re talking.
Jim Jordan: (00:34)
Where does it get to? When it comes down, what number do we get our liberties back? Tell me the number.
Jim Clyburn: (00:40)
When 90% of the members of Congress get vaccinated.
Jim Jordan: (00:44)
But you’re not a doctor, Mr. Clyburn. He is. What is the number?
Dr. Anthony Fauci: (00:47)
I can’t give-
Carolyn Maloney: (00:48)
Thank you for recognizing me, Mr. Clyburn. Thank you for giving me the time.
Jim Clyburn: (00:52)
The Chair now recognizes for five minutes Ms. Maloney.
Jim Jordan: (00:54)
I’d like my question answered! I don’t want [crosstalk 00:00:54]
Carolyn Maloney: (00:54)
Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time.
Maxine Waters: (00:56)
Regular order. Regular order.
Jim Jordan: (00:59)
Jim Clyburn: (00:59)
Just a moment.
Maxine Waters: (01:00)
Jim Jordan: (01:00)
Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I don’t want you to answer my question. The American people want Dr. Fauci to answer the question. What does it have to be?
Carolyn Maloney: (01:08)
But your time expired, sir.
Maxine Waters: (01:09)
You need to respect the Chair and shut your mouth.
Jim Clyburn: (01:12)
Don’t worry about this. We’re going to handle this. I think Mr. Jordan knows me very well, and he knows full well that we’re going to handle this. Your time has expired. The Chair now recognizes …
Jim Jordan: (01:25)
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.