AWFUL. Paul Ryan Throws Jim Jordan Under the Bus Over Bogus Charges from 30 Years Ago!
This is why conservatives and Trump supporters are tired of the party elites.
Jim Jordan was a national wrestling champion in college.
Jordan later took a job as assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University from 1987-1995.
Jordan is now a favorite of US conservatives for his work in Congress and the Freedom Caucus.
In the last two weeks former wrestlers with shady pasts attacked Jim Jordan for the behavior of the former team physician Richard Strass.
The former wrestlers say they were “ogled” and touched inappropriately by the physician. They blame Jordan for the physician’s behavior.
Democrats are using this gay-bashing to attack Jim Jordan.
Jordan says he knew nothing about these accusations.
Rather than defending Jim Jordan Paul Ryan is siding with the university.
Paul Ryan is leaving congress next year and it can’t come soon enough.
The Washington Examiner reported:
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the recent allegations raised against Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, “serious” in a statement on Friday.
“These are serious allegations and issues,” a spokesman for Ryan told USA Today in an email. “The university has rightfully initiated a full investigation into the matter. The speaker will await the findings of that inquiry.”
Jordan has been accused of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse carried out on members of the Ohio State University wrestling team, where Jordan served as an assistant coach in the 1990s.
In total, five former OSU wrestlers claim that Jordan knew about a pattern of sexual harassment carred out by then-team doctor, Richard Strauss, but failed to act. The Ohio congressman has vehemently denied having direct knowledge of any wrongdoing, and said on Fox News Friday night that the accusers “know what they’re saying is not accurate.”