Rep. Stacey Plaskett wasn’t feeling Jim Jordan’s flagrant outbursts during Cohen hearing
Visibly frustrated, the Virgin Islands congresswoman had no patience for her colleague's theatrics at the House Oversight Committee hearing
U.S. Virgin Islands Rep. Stacey Plaskett had no time for Jim Jordan’s flagrant temper tantrums during the Michael Cohen hearing as he gave testimony against President Donald Trump on Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Plaskett instantly became a viral meme for her apparently annoyed reaction to Jordan on several occasions as he slammed Cohen and loudly condemned him while also engaging in a heated debate back and forth with Rep. Elijah Cummings over his time, The Huffington Post reports.
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Plaskett’s eye rolls and mood said it all as she turned back to give Jordan a stern look of disdain and mouthed several comments under her breath.
Rep. Stacey Plaskett did not hide her emotions at Michael Cohen's hearing. https://t.co/1vVT6gaoEw pic.twitter.com/1LzgK7tpTw
— USA TODAY Video (@usatodayvideo) February 27, 2019
The internet of course applauded Plaskett for her clapback ability.
Rep. Stacey Plaskett is all of us every time Jim Jordan speaks. #CohenHearing
— nichelle fonville (@nikkitikkitaffi) February 27, 2019
Stacey Plaskett gave the “boy bye” look to Jim Jordan pic.twitter.com/usTWwiDqn8
— Erin Ashley Simon (@erinasimon) February 27, 2019
The explosive hearing went from terse to emotional including one moment in which Cummings sympathized with Cohen and brought Trump’s former fixer to tears.
“I know it’s painful being called a rat,” Cummings said in his closing statement. “I live in the inner city of Baltimore,” the congressman continued. “When you call someone a rat, that’s one of the worst things you can call them … because that means snitch.”
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Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, who is expected to surrender to federal authorities in May and begin his sentence for his past lies to Congress, held up as he offered insight into his 10-year controversial relationship with Trump, The Baltimore Sun reports.