On Thursday, April 15, a heated exchange between Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California and Republican Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio went viral on Twitter.
As Jordan was questioning contagious disease expert Anthony Fauci, Waters cut in and said:
"You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth."
Rep. Maxine Waters to Rep. Jim Jordan: "You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth." https://t.co/F4qx9X3V5u— The Hill (@The Hill)1618506560.0
Twitter couldn't get enough of the brief moment between Waters and Jordan.
Oh Maxine Waters, don't you know Jim Jordan only shuts his mouth when he sees little boys being molested.— Turn Texas Blue (@Turn Texas Blue)1618534481.0
Jim Jordan should ask the 560,000+ Americans who have lost their lives due to #COVID19 how they're enjoying their "… https://t.co/9nZ8aMM4SD— Dean Wallace 🗳🗽 (@Dean Wallace 🗳🗽)1618542928.0
@thehill In the past 2 days, we have seen legit temper tantrums from Jordan, Cruz and Cotton. Does anyone think th… https://t.co/p7koEez8Bh— Ellie Silverman (@Ellie Silverman)1618506852.0
Many felt it was high time Jordan was put in his place.
@thehill RT to say thanks to Rep. Maxine Waters for not putting up with Jim Jordan's publicity stunts. And follow… https://t.co/2cOsMPcrzW— Jeff Sites for Congress (@Jeff Sites for Congress)1618509686.0
@thehill Jim Jordan is very disrespectful- from words to gestures— etzgalang (@etzgalang)1618506784.0
@thehill Jim Jordan is such a gutless scumbag— SFV818 (@SFV818)1618507003.0
Dr. Fauci likely didn't realize he was going to be present for this viral moment.
@thehill To this day, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that a majority of voters in Ohio's 4th dist… https://t.co/xNdChGKYJC— Jamie Shelton (@Jamie Shelton)1618507768.0
@thehill More people need to do that.— Kenneth Morris (@Kenneth Morris)1618507129.0
Thank you for saying what needed to be said @RepMaxineWaters ! Your terrific ! https://t.co/lSyPPLEvmT— DWood138 (@DWood138)1618515185.0
Social media lovingly lined up behind Waters.
Get him Maxine!! https://t.co/VWCx6VoUqf— Bluejinx, Lifelong Do Nothing Democrat Savage (@Bluejinx, Lifelong Do Nothing Democrat Savage)1618518041.0
Rep Waters speaks for a fed up nation. https://t.co/X2c3gMHftX— Milton Fletcher (@Milton Fletcher)1618514423.0
Maxine Waters just stuffed Jim Jordan into a locker... https://t.co/2oVOGrtrzJ— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼)1618511384.0
Though hilarious, this quibble isn't likely to decrease tensions between the two political parties in the House of Representatives.
Hearing Auntie Maxine Waters tell Jim Jordan to shut his mouth is my new favorite thing.— George Takei (@George Takei)1618529923.0
Yeah sex is great but have you ever watched Maxine Waters shut down Jim Jordan in the middle of his insipid rant— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊)1618513995.0
Sorry Congressman Jordan, perhaps your next tantrum won't be interrupted by your colleagues.
Although it seems social media really hopes it is.