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‘What You Want Is Irrelevant,’ Nadler Tells Jordan When He Asks Dems to Stop Cutting Off AG Barr’s Answers

By Craig Bannister | July 28, 2020 | 4:46pm EDT
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“I don’t think we’ve ever had a hearing where the witness wasn’t allowed to respond,” Ranking Member Rep Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Tuesday after Democrats used their time level accusations at Attorney General Barr – then, reclaimed their time before he was able to reply.

Rep. Jordan spoke up during the hearing used by Democrats to question and condemn Barr’s support of the use of federal agents to protect federal property from rioters in Portland, Oregon – without allowing him to answer their charges:

"I don't think we've ever had a hearing where the witness wasn't allowed to respond to points made, questions asked, and attacks — attacks made. Not just in this hearing, not just in this committee, but in every committee I've been on. Particularly when you think about the fact that we have the attorney general of the United States here."

When Chairman Nadler told Jordan he “does not have the time,” the Ohio Republican replied that he wasn’t asking for time to speak, but simply wanted the attorney general to be able to be able to answer the questions asked:

“I don’t want the time. I want the attorney general to be able to have enough time to respond to accusations and questions asked him.”

“What you want is irrelevant,” Chairman Nadler said. “It’s irrelevant to the rules.”

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