While trying to promote Congressman Jim Jordan’s campaign to replace Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, Ken Cuccinelli — who is the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC and frequently appears on CNN — accidentally reminded everyone that the lawmaker has been accused of allowing physical abuse to take place while he was a wrestling coach. “2 time National, Division I wrestling champion. 4 time (that’s every year folks…) Ohio State High School champion wrestler,” tweeted Cuccinelli. “Who better to wrestle the Dems to the ground?” Of course, Jordan’s impressive college wrestling record is not what people think of when they associate the lawmaker with the sport. Instead, what immediately
2 time National, Division I wrestling champion. 4 time (that’s every year folks…) Ohio State High School champion wrestler…Who better to wrestle the Dems to the ground?#JimJordan4Speaker ! pic.twitter.com/jB7UQhSOMt — Ken Cuccinelli (@KenCuccinelli) July 27, 2018
“Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives,” he wrote in his letter, per Axios. Jordan has long been rumored to be in the running to replace Ryan, but recent allegations that he ignored sexual abuse while a wrestling coach at Continue reading "Jim Jordan Announces Run For House Speaker"
CONFIRMED: Jim Jordan is announcing his run for Speaker of the House today in a letter to colleagues. Asked if the OSU investigation might impact his run, says no he has talked to all kinds of colleagues and they can all see through that story— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) July 26, 2018
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi threw some serious shade on Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Thursday – right after the latter announced he was running for Speaker, no less. When asked by reporters why Republicans, led by Jordan, are moving to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Pelosi said: “I don’t know, but what I’ve heard is Jim Jordan wants to take attention away from the scrutiny that he is under in Ohio, that could be a part of it.” Jordan has been under a magnifying glass since allegations Continue reading "Nancy Pelosi Says Jim Jordan is Pushing Rosenstein Impeachment to Distract From Ohio Sex Abuse Scandal"
House Minority Leader Pelosi on the motivation behind GOP efforts to impeach deputy AG Rod Rosenstein:“I don’t know, but what I’ve heard is Jim Jordan wants to take attention away from the scrutiny that he is under in Ohio, that could be a part of it” https://t.co/BYFJlunGFD pic.twitter.com/jIe1xiVkdJ — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 26, 2018