Fact check: False claim video shows Jim Jordan calling Pelosi a 'witch'
The claim: Video shows Pelosi crying after Jim Jordan calls her a 'witch'
A video shared on Facebook shows four clips of Rep. Jim Jordan speaking and one of him questioning a witness during a congressional hearing. It also features a clip of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interviewing witnesses.
"EXPOSED YOU ARE A WITCH! - Jim Jordan Gets Up And HUMILIATES Pelosi To Her Face, She CRIES Instantly," reads the March 19 post's caption (direct link, archive link).
The video is overlaid with text that says "Feb 17, 2023." It was viewed more than 50,000 times in two days.
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Our rating: False
The video is miscaptioned. Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi does not appear in the video, and Jordan does not mention her at any point.
Pelosi not in video
While the video is labeled Feb. 17, 2023, none of the clips included in the video were filmed on that date.
The first four clips were uploaded to YouTube in 2021 as part of a Forbes Breaking News compilation titled "'Dumbest Thing I've Heard Said Today - Holy Cow!': See Jim Jordan's Top Moments | 2021 Rewind." The video shows Jordan, an Ohio Republican, speaking in Congress on various occasions, including at a December 2021 House debate on a resolution to hold former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress.
The fifth clip in the Facebook video shows Jordan questioning an Arizona sheriff during a Feb. 1 House Judiciary Committee hearing on southern border security.
At no point does Pelosi appear in the video, and Jordan does not call her a "witch" or even mention her.
Fact check: False claim video shows Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez crying in congress
The sixth clip in the video shows Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, questioning witnesses at a Sept. 21, 2022, House hearing on bank oversight. Ocasio-Cortez likewise does not mention Pelosi.
USA TODAY reached out to the Facebook user who shared the post for comment.
Our fact-check sources:
Forbes Breaking News (YouTube), Dec. 28, 2021, 'Dumbest Thing I've Heard Said Today - Holy Cow!': See Jim Jordan's Top Moments | 2021 Rewind
C-SPAN, Sept. 21, 2022, House Hearing on Bank Oversight
C-SPAN, Feb. 1, House Judiciary Committee Hearing on U.S. Southern Border Security
C-SPAN, Dec. 14, 2021, Debate on Mark Meadows Contempt of Congress Resolution
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