Far-right Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio has proven to be one of former President Donald Trump's most submissive sycophants, voting in line with Trump's agenda 100 percent of the time in the 117th Congress so far and embracing right-wing conspiracy theories by calling for legislation to ban vaccine mandates.
Now, Jordan is seizing on the looming supply chain issues that Moody's Analytics predicts will get worse before they get better.
There are global factors at play, with Moody's writing:
"Border controls and mobility restrictions, unavailability of a global vaccine pass, and pent-up demand from being stuck at home have combined for a perfect storm where global production will be hampered because deliveries are not made in time, costs and prices will rise and GDP growth worldwide will not be as robust as a result."
These factors seem at odds with conservative portrayals of Biden, including that he's horrifically lax on border control and tyrannical in his vaccine administration.
Nevertheless, Biden this week announced initiatives to ease the looming crisis, including keeping the Los Angeles port open for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, along with major retailers agreeing to ship more goods at night. Despite this, it's going to be a challenge to get goods on shelves before Black Friday.
Predictably, conservative media and elected officials lambasted Biden, comparing him to the Grinch that stole Christmas.
For his part, Jordan praised Trump for supposedly ensuring Christmas presents were delivered on time.
Christmas presents were never late when President Trump was in charge.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Rep. Jim Jordan) 1634233254.0
Not only was the claim bizarre, it was inaccurate, as people soon pointed out.
@Jim_Jordan Literally, last Christmas: https://t.co/Ks9vFeADZY— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1634235229.0
@Jim_Jordan This is patently untrue. Louis DeJoy’s efforts to sabotage the election delayed presents in 2020 on a m… https://t.co/e6BiGZ6AsY— Walter Shaub (@Walter Shaub) 1634235109.0
@Jim_Jordan Which President was in charge on Dec 23, 2020?🤔 https://t.co/Lf4krp6CJx— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@Qasim Rashid, Esq.) 1634235870.0
@Jim_Jordan From 2020: https://t.co/Y8k6CqUxWO From 2019: https://t.co/mjWtBsgEX4 From 2018: https://t.co/ZcQZEbVIDb— Gretchen A Peck (@Gretchen A Peck) 1634233619.0
Others suggested Jordan had severely misplaced his priorities.
500,000 Americans weren’t even able to buy Christmas presents when President Trump was last in charge. https://t.co/fm2xMgFHlE— Grim Grinning Brennans (@Grim Grinning Brennans) 1634240835.0
.@POTUS Sir, please do all you can to ensure the gentleman from Ohio's racecar bed arrives by Christmas, his parent… https://t.co/fZ8ExyGXRv— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum) 1634233851.0