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‘Did I strike a nerve?’: Reps. Val Demings, Jim Jordan clash over support for police

A shouting match ensued between Reps. Val Demings and Jim Jordan during a House committee hearing on a hate crimes bill Tuesday. The representatives from opposing parties argued over using law enforcement for political gain. Demings criticized a Republican amendment to H.R. 1843, the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, to prevent defunding or abolishing police after Jordan, R-Ohio, dressed down Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. for calling the amendment irrelevant.

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