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Rep. Jim Jordan fights, claims that he ignored sexual abuse
Jim Jordan speaks in the Fox News interview, after he was accused of ignoring complaints of sexual abuse during his time at Ohio State.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, faces four problems now.
Investigators are trying to determine who knew what about alleged sexual abuse to the Ohio State wrestling program, when the Congress served to members as an assistant coach for the Buckeyes. Jordan ‘ s is not accused of inappropriate behavior. But several former wrestlers claim that Jordan was aware of problems with the late Dr. Richard Strauss. The wrestlers are accusing Jordan turn a blind eye to possible abuse. Jordan claims he was not aware of the trouble.
In an exclusive interview with Fox’s Baier, Bret, Jordan argues that “no one reported of abuse to me. If you had, I would have you dealt with this.”
So, here are the four questions for Jordan are:
If Jordan is really not in the loop, how to prove that you don’t know, 25 or 30 years? If sexual abuse was rampant in the state of Ohio-training rooms, why not Jordan because he served as a Co-Trainer? Can Jordan the question of the integrity of a Prosecutor. But now there are others that make a convincing case that Jordan knew something. Finally, what does this mean for Jordan on Capitol Hill?
Jordan said he “feels sad” for the leveling of charges against him now.
“I know you know the truth,” said Jordan of the men he trained earlier.
But in comparison to the other Wrestler, there is no for Jordan, more and more contempt as the first Prosecutor, Mike DiSabato. Jordan’s strategy is clearly to discredit DiSabato.
“He has a vendetta against Ohio State. He lost a license agreement. He is at Ohio State. From to our family. Threat (former Ohio State linebacker) Chris Spielman’s attorney. He has all kinds of lawsuits against him,” said Jordan Fox.
Court documents show that DiSabato is accused of harassing Spielman, former Buckeye quarterback Mike Tomczak & Craig attorneys krenzel and other Ohio State athletic figures.
In an E-Mail obtained by Fox, DiSabato, writes Jordan, former OSU head wrestling coach Russ Hellickson and two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin. In the message, DiSabato States that he has sent blind carbon copies of the letter to 250 former Ohio State athletes, ” THE prayed RAPED and/or sexually, according to the daily.”
Fox spoke briefly with DiSabato Thursday. When asked why he wrote, Jordan, DiSabato, answered, “help him to realize that he needed to stand up and lead. To go through the BS at Ohio State.”
But the Problem is this is for Jordan: DiSabato can carry Luggage. But there are several other wrestlers not named DiSabato, who think highly of Jordan. They say the Congressman was aware of the sexual misconduct and speak.
Jordan is also on the offensive against the law firm conducting the investigation of the possible misconduct. Jordan criticized Perkins Coie as “Hillary Clinton’s law firm.” The Ohio Republican mocked, what a weak attempt by the company to first of all get in touch with him.
“If I have one of these hearings in Congress, every liberal will find our series of” Jordan, Bret Baier said.
Fox is told that Jordan is likely the company will talk in the next week.
So it is one thing to stigmatize for Jordan, the tactics of Perkins Coie and sully your name with that of conservative bromides. The can revive mobilize some supporters, to Jordan in a time of crisis. But this brings us Jordan’s fourth problem. As this is a Problem that the other members of the Congress seem to be?
In the Fox interview, Jordan Ohio training facilities, played on gossip in the state.
“Conversations in the locker room are very much different as people and talk about abuse,” said Jordan.
The line about the locker room talk attracted the attention of several legislators, with whom Fox has spoken. The legislator, who asked that they not be identified, said appeared to Jordan, to open the door, to seal instead it air-tight.
“Look at you, to take you to have Jim in his word. He has always be straight, even if we disagree on tactics,” a senior house GOP source. “But you were talking about someone that you are just as ‘creepy’ in the locker room, or something in particular?”
A legislator suggested that the legislators were “the wagons around,” and keep mum about the Jordan. It support is always a fear of the legislature with respect to lending to someone facing a possible ethics problems – especially on something as precarious as sexual abuse that may have involved student-athletes.
The legislature usually will let you rotate your colleagues in the wind, if the allegations are serious enough. This may not be fair, especially in a case like this, where the facts are dubious at best. But it is the icy reality of Capitol Hill.
Most of the legislators have been able to comment on the duck Jordan due to the 4. July Congressional Recess.
“You hide now,” said a GOP to weigh the source of information about the legislators who do not want to-in Jordan. “But you can’t run from all of you (the press corps), when we will be back next week.”
This is where this break or for Jordan. The Ohio Republican is President emeritus of the conservative house freedom Caucus, weighing in on the important issues in addition to current Chairman, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC). The dark cloud floats could be across the Jordan, a diversion for the liberty Caucus as its members work on issues such as immigration, border security and the threat of a government funding fight this fall.
Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in January, in retirement. Jordan has recently made it clear that he can run for speaker or another top-tier house Republican leadership post next year. But the Ohio State allegations of advance could make it impossible for Jordan, the hierarchy in the GOP leadership.
If Jordan to be a speaker wants the Republicans to continue control of the house. But Jordan is facing a numbers problem. You need 218 votes in the 435-member house, speaker. Even if the GOP keeps the house this fall, Republican numbers will probably dwindle, somewhere between 220 and 230 seats. The mathematics alone can certainly cost Jordan the necessary votes.
Here’s another scenario: Maybe House majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., or house majority whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Advance up the ladder and Jordan runs a deeper level, the guide slot. The house Republican conference votes on those items, not the whole house. So, let’s say, the Republicans control the house with 225 seats. This means that Jordan need to win the support of the 113 Republican colleagues. Even those numbers may have worked against Jordan in front of the Ohio State allegations surfaced.
Jordan’s political core always ran out of the 40-plus member of the freedom Caucus. Political observers often also asked whether Jordan’s expanded political influence in the conservative core values its agitators of maneuvers. To win In other words, even a lower-level-leadership contest may already be a route for Jordan, regardless of the questions according to the Ohio State
All eyes focus on Jordan as Congress returns to session next week.
“It is one thing for the rank-and file members about the Jordan,” said a source. “What the liberty Caucus is more to tell.”
If Jordan loses the support of the freedom Caucus, he is deprived of almost all political capital. And that could be fatal for Jim Jordan.
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