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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Just Asked A Whiny Question About Masks—And Twitter Brutally Answered

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Just Asked A Whiny Question About Masks—And Twitter Brutally Answered
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GOP Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio was ruthlessly mocked on social media after his attempt at asking a snide question on Twitter about wearing masks.

On Monday, the staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump tweeted:

"How many masks are we supposed to wear this week?"

The Ohio Republican was previously castigated for politicizing pandemic health measures by drilling Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation's leading infectious disease expert and Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden—about when Americans would get their "liberty and freedoms back."

Fauci emphasized he did not view this as a "liberty thing" but more as a "public health thing."

"This will end for sure when we get the level of infection very low. It is now at such a high level," he said.

Fauci added his recommendation was not a personal recommendation.

You can watch the full discussion here:

Reflecting on the heated exchange with Jordan, Fauci told CNN's Dana Bash:

"We're talking about the fact that 560,000 people in our country have died. We're talking about ... 70,000 new infections per day."
"That's the issue."
"This is a public health issue."
"It's not a civil liberties issue."

After Jordan's question about how many masks to wear, Twitter users were quick to remind him about the number of American lives lost and the purpose of the public safety measure.

Twitter did not hold back and continued laying into the Republican Congressman.

In the CNN interview, Dr. Fauci said the key to rolling back pandemic restrictions is to make vaccinations happen as quickly as possible.

However, Fauci mentioned one problematic obstacle.

"It's almost paradoxical that on the one hand [Republicans] want to be relieved of the restrictions but on the other hand they don't want to get vaccinated."
"It just almost doesn't make any sense."