With the federal government on the brink of a shutdown as House Republicans fail to advance funding bills, Jordan took the Judiciary Committee to Chicago for the hearing, which critics dismissed as a stunt.
Rather than focus on the actual causes of crime, Jordan blamed it on Democratic lawmakers.
“You’re not safe in Democrat-run cities,” Jordan wrote on X, formerly Twitter, as he shared a report on armed robberies in Chicago.
King, who has long spoken out against gun violence and in favor of tighter restrictions on firearms, pointed out what Jordan seems to have missed:
Guns, Jimmy, guns.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 27, 2023
King has called out other lawmakers for failing to act to prevent gun violence.
Earlier this year he pointed to Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for obsessing over Hunter Biden instead of the epidemic of deadly gun violence.