NEW: Exclusive: 4th former Ohio State Univ. wrestler has come forward to contradict Rep. Jim Jordan’s claim that he had no idea the wrestling team doctor was molesting athletes. https://t.co/4he5yrODXg
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 5, 2018
I believe the Dispatch is Jordan’s ‘hometown’ paper, where his voters live…
From Columbus Dispatch, surprise surprise Jim Jordan lies in press release that had not been contacted by investigators and would cooperate. Investigators say made multiple attempts multiple ways with no reply from Jordan.https://t.co/Jxy8pEuykk
— HuntFerFun (@fer_hunt) July 4, 2018
… “To date, Rep. Jordan has not responded to those requests, but we understand from public statements issued on his behalf today that Rep. Jordan is willing to talk to the investigative team,” Trafford said.
Jordan, who has represented a swath of west-central Ohio since 2007, is considered one of the more-powerful conservatives in Congress and is widely credited as being a driver in former House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation. Earlier this year, Jordan said he was considering running for House speaker if Republicans keep control of the chamber in November.
Doug Andres, a spokesman for House Speaker Paul Ryan, called the allegations “serious.”
“The university has rightfully initiated a full investigation into the matter,” Andres said. “The speaker will await the findings of that inquiry.”
Jordan has said as far back as April that he did not know anything about allegations against Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005…
All together now: “It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up… “
Jim Jordan is the Joe Paterno of Denny Hasterts. https://t.co/5HNQybbvGo
— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) July 3, 2018
Despite Rep. Jim Jordan's denials, ex-Ohio State wrestler Mike DiSabato maintains Jordan knew of abuse allegations: "I talked to Jim Jordan… These conversations were not individual conversations, they were…with a group of athletes" https://t.co/IplsCFDsrn
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) July 4, 2018
Repub leadership changing its ‘relationship’ status on Facebook to “It’s complicated!”
As a leader of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, Rep. Jim Jordan is one of the commissars of ideological purity within the GOP. But now 3 former Ohio State wrestlers say Jordan knew the team doctor was sexually abusing them when he was the assistant coach. https://t.co/mvUqOaZAk2
— Jon Cooper ?? (@joncoopertweets) July 4, 2018
If Jordan is so innocent why has he been hiding from the OSU investigators. If he saw/heard/knows nothing TAKE A POLYGRAPH TEST, TOMORROW! https://t.co/MNOeajpVN2
— John Dean (@JohnWDean) July 5, 2018
You know who I bet really sympathizes with Jim Jordan being accused of something he denies … Peter Strzok https://t.co/E7cVsoY8rW
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) July 5, 2018
As Rep. Jim Jordan wrestles with his new sexual abuse scandal, it seems like it was only days ago when he was forced to tap out after getting owned by Dep AG Rod Rosenstein. Actually it was only days ago. https://t.co/TNkiqpP3SE
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 3, 2018
Of course, Jordan has his defenders…
Here's Trump's full quote on the Jim Jordan allegations: pic.twitter.com/pSabRd0cwD
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 5, 2018
I’m sure Trent Franks, Tim Murphy, & Patrick Meehan all agree! https://t.co/w0NQpya3EV
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) July 5, 2018
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 4, 2018
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) July 5, 2018
Ex-Ohio State wrestler Mike DiSabato tells @BrookeBCNN that Rep. Jim Jordan's cousin is sending around a mugshot of him, trying to get local news stations to "look him into [him]," apparently in an attempt at character assassination. DiSabato is an alleged victim of the ex-coach.
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) July 4, 2018
This morning Rep. @Jim_Jordan suggested that his political opponents could be behind new accusations that he did not do enough to stop a doctor from abusing wrestlers at Ohio State when he was an assistant coach.
Full quote: pic.twitter.com/HqCtovQMFt
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) July 5, 2018
The way these scandals work: GOP Rep @Jim_Jordan waits a day or two to see how much chatter there is before deciding if he can weather this, or whether he might be forced to resign.
Wrap this man around the GOP. Now. https://t.co/k9VO1XGE1z
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) July 3, 2018
Consultants who were watching congressional district polling told me the week after the Foley stuff surfaced that the GOP candidates dropped 2-3 points nearly everywhere.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) July 5, 2018