Rep. Escobar Accuses Jim Jordan of 'Gaslighting'

Rep. Escobar Accuses Jim Jordan of 'Gaslighting'

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
October 19, 2023

As the House of Representatives struggles to find a new speaker to replace Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Texas Representative Veronica Escobar (D) recently accused Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) of gaslighting.

In a tweet, Rep. Jordan made statements that appeared to call for unity in the House to help address the multiple domestic and foreign issues.

“We must stop attacking each other and come together. There’s too much at stake. Let’s get back to working on the crisis at the southern border, inflation, and helping Israel,” said Rep. Jordan.

Rep. Escobar quoted the tweet and accompanied it with a definition of “gaslighting.”

“gaslight (verb): to psychologically manipulate a person that causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, perception of reality, or memories and typically leads to confusion and a dependency on the perpetrator”

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been split on who to elect as the next Speaker of the House. After the first GOP nomination, Representative Steve Scalise, removed his bid for speaker, Jordan received the nod.

In his first vote, Jordan failed to receive the necessary amount of votes to be elected. Furthermore, Democrats have endorsed House Minority Speaker Hakeem Jeffries (D) for Speaker of the House.

Jordan has received some support, however, but the position of Speaker of the House remains vacant.

In other news, Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw (R) recently took to social media to denounce the Democratic Socialists of America’s blatant anti-semitism at a pro-Palestine rally in New York City.

In a tweet, Rep. Crenshaw tore into the racist and hateful speech, filled with anti-semitism, made by one of the rallying speakers. In the speech, the protester celebrated Hamas’ firing thousands of rockets at Israel.

“This is in New York City. Hamas supports the destruction of Israel, and the Democratic Socialists of America are perfectly fine rallying with people that praise Hamas’ terrorism. This disgusting antisemitism is excused and supported by the far left. It needs to end.”

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Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith is a writer and recent graduate, majoring in English.

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