U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) ripped into his Republican colleagues for “gaslighting” during Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the USPS, which featured testimony by embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
Connolly spoke following U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jody Hice (R-GA).
Hice defended DeJoy while falsely attacking Democrats for what he said was their “nonsensical, insane, rabid rhetoric.”
“We’ve got to get away from the attacks and the unfounded allegations and I’m pleased to hear that you, as an admitted Democrat, understand that the allegations against Mr. DeJoy were unwarranted,” Hice told a witness.
Hice also claimed that if DeJoy had tried to “alter” the election “he miserably failed.”
He also falsely claimed the postal service succeeded “with almost perfect delivery” of mail-in ballots.
Congressman Connolly lost his composure following U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) “gaslighting” during the hearing.
“All the gaslighting that we just heard does not change the facts,” he said, blasting Jordan.
“I didn’t vote to overturn an election. And I will not be lectured by people who did about partisanship.”
The full Connolly/Jordan exchange: pic.twitter.com/umbXmsGgvE
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Connolly later retweeted the video while adding: “Sorry, you lose the right to complain about partisanship once you’ve fanned the flames of violent insurrection.”