But yesterday, the day after his strong stand for Barr, he again showed what he was made of and it was done in another hearing, this time regarding the charges that giant high tech and/or Silicon Valley corporations , including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Google's new acquisition, UTube, and Twitter have used their size and power to limit the open market as well as limiting free speech on their platforms the world over. The leaders of all of those businesses, excepting Jack Dorsey of Twitter who was conspicuous by his absence, were grilled by a House subcommittee on their actions. Now both political parties have some major concerns about what they do, but in the case of putting limitations on conservative and libertarian speech, the Dems, of course, see no problem. Meanwhile, Republican and Conservative platforms, including Breitbart, the Daily Caller and many more have seen their ratings drop to the bottom based upon community standards which are never defined and used at their will. These standards are used to limit the visibility of their materials when they vary from what the corporations consider to be accurate. But by what standards really? That is the question. They hide behind their fact checkers, never identified yet claiming they are from across the viewpoint spectrum, but the results of what they do show clearly otherwise. What else would cause a 99% drop in placement associated with Breitbart which was singled out by Google. As a small scale blogger myself, I have noticed significant reductions in reader volumes associated with materials which are said to be not in conformance with their standards, yet liberal materials, regardless of subject, never suffer the same fate.
It was a very contentious hearing, but when it really went south was when, not too long before its conclusion, Democrat Jamie Raskin (D-MD), fired up the conservative side when he stated that the Republicans were obsessed with things that were clearly not true. This got Jordan concerned, but he held his fire until another Democrat used her time to try to add to the fire by talking about "Republican conspiracy theories" that Jordan had actually shown to be true, so he fired a comment out during her performance since he knew the chair would never have allowed him to rebut. When the chairman asked Jordan to stop, that he was out of order, while Raskin then yelled at Jordan to put his mask on, Jordan did what only Jordan can do. He responded with his own version of the shot heard around the country.
Jordan said, "Speaking of unmasking, why would the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury unmask General Flynn?"
The room went silent and then the chairman moved on. Now I'll admit that Jordan stepped outside of the rules of procedure which were designed for order and comity, but, folks, there has been absolutely no order or comity within the House of Representatives since Nancy Pelosi assumed her post for the second time and her committees are run like a biased pack of jackals. And, by the way, the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury of whom Jordan spoke was none other than Jamie Raskin's wife. So, the Maryland Congressman who so vigorously involved himself in calling Republicans consumed by conspiracy, was himself fully cognizant of exactly some of the things that were going on heretofore below the radar. Jordan merely want to bring them out for all the world to see. Good job, Mr. Jordan and that's why we need a whole bunch of Jordan's in the next Congress.