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Jim Jordan caught snickering, ‘joking around’ while chronically-ill Americans share their stories

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (TiffinOhio.net News) — Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the disgraced Ohio congressman who is known as “Trump’s lapdog” and has previously been accused of playing a role in a sex abuse scandal at Ohio State, was caught “snickering and joking around” during a hearing on healthcare on Wednesday.

“It’s very disappointing to see Rep. Jim Jordan walking around and snickering with his fellow members of the GOP while patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses are sharing their personal stories with Congress,” Reverend Travis Akers said in a Twitter post.

During a House hearing on Wednesday, Americans with chronic and life-threatening illnesses gathered to share their personal stories as the country continues to debate on issues related to healthcare.

“It’s high time we repeal and replace Jim Jordan from Congress – that would wipe this smirk off his face,” Janet Garrett, a Democrat from Oberlin who challenged Jordan for his congressional seat and lost, said in response to the image.

Rev. Akers also shared a photo of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). “In contrast to Rep. Jordan, here are three women who take #healthcare seriously, taking notes during testimony, documenting responses to questions, and giving the patients/witnesses the attention they deserve.”

“What we want to do is make sure we have the best health care system in the world and bring back affordable insurance plain and simple. That’s what I’m trying to do. That’s what we continue to focus on,” said Rep. Jordan, the co-founder of the House’s conservative Freedom Caucus.

Jordan’s 4th congressional district touches the northern part of the state near Lake Erie, and includes rural areas and suburbs of Columbus, the state capitol. He has been the district’s congressman since 2007.

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