The ignorance of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) regarding the basic reality of what’s going on around him is astounding. During an appearance over the weekend on the Fox News show Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, Jordan angrily ranted against “cancel culture” and insisted that the supposedly oh-so-terrible threat from “cancel culture” is the “number one issue” facing the United States.
Jordan used a recent renaming of a school building in San Francisco as supposed evidence for his claim. Sure, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from the COVID-19 pandemic and untold numbers of Americans are struggling to meet their basic needs amidst the chaos that the pandemic has wrought, and sure, medical facilities across the country have frequently struggled to keep up with local needs, and sure, many children are still struggling to get safely back in school amidst the pandemic — but Jordan thinks that “cancel culture” is the real issue, apparently.
Jordan commented as follows:
‘When the San Francisco Board of Education said the Dianne Feinstein Elementary School will no longer be named after Senator Feinstein — a liberal icon, not good enough, because 37 years ago she said something that cancel culture doesn’t like. That’s how ridiculous, that’s how dangerous this is, and the latest one is Mr. Van der Veen, who did a great job defending the president. He’s faced it now. But if we don’t push back on this and stop it, and… stand up for the Constitution and the First Amendment, it will only get worse. And so this is the number one issue for the country to address today.’
Oh! The horror! A school board renamed a building! Watch Jordan’s pathetically ignorant comments below:
Amid a deadly pandemic and economic carnage, Jim Jordan says "cancel culture" is "the number one issue for the country to address today" pic.twitter.com/XqzMy7yRdC
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 14, 2021
If he’s so convinced of the seriousness of the cancel culture threat, then why doesn’t Jordan go to a maxed out hospital and tell COVID-19 patients and overworked personnel that they have it easy compared to the oh-so-persecuted victims of cancel culture? Why doesn’t he find the people who have lost their jobs that they should be more concerned about conservatives with victim complexes than their own dire circumstances? Why doesn’t he introduce legislation to support the first responders on the front lines against the oh-so-terrible nationwide cancel culture crisis? His rhetoric is a pathetic disgrace to the people of the United States of America.