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Sunny Hostin weighed in on Thursday on the ongoing battle to replace ousted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and she attempted to make the case against current nominee Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) by telling a personal story.
Referencing a congressional hearing in which she had been called to testify on the topic of cameras in courtrooms, Hostin claimed that Jordan had “terrorized” her and the other experts who were present. She even said that Jordan had yelled at her to the point that he had been spitting.
Sunny Hostin repeats her lie that Jim Jordan "terrorized" her at a congressional hearing in 2019. "He was yelling at me so much he started spitting," she claimed.
A NewsBusters investigation discovered Jordan never addressed her. LINK: https://t.co/SOYA1vCUZb pic.twitter.com/ArbYwZLZe4
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“I’ve had my own personal interaction with Jim Jordan where he terrorized me,” she said during Thursday’s broadcast of “The View.”
“I testified in front of Congress. He was, like, spitting — he was yelling at me so much that he started spitting,” Hostin continued. “I think when you have someone who, like Nancy Pelosi said, who supported an insurrection, who voted not to certify the election, who would then be second in command to the presidency, Rachel Maddow said that yesterday, and I think it — we gasped.”
“Well, that’s basic civics,” co-host Joy Behar pointed out.
“I think the thought of a person like that being able to non-certify an election is really problematic,” Hostin said. “I mean, what’s going on in this country?”
But according to video provided by mrcTV, Jordan did not yell at Hostin at all during the hearing — in fact, he did not appear even to question her. Rather, he focused the majority of his attention and a series of questions on Hostin’s fellow witness, former CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
When Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) interrupted Jordan’s line of questioning to complain that he was getting off topic, Jordan protested — but did not, as Hostin asserted — yell “so much that he started spitting” at any point during the proceedings.