Former Ohio State Wrestler Backs Off Claim Jim Jordan Knew About Sexual Abuse

One of the former Ohio State University wrestlers who accused Jim Jordan (R-OH) of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse is now saying he doesn’t know for sure if the congressman knew what was going on when he used to work as the school’s assistant wrestling coach. Last month, Mark Coleman said that unless Jordan is suffering from “dementia,” there’s no way he didn’t know about Dr. Richard Strauss‘ inappropriate conduct with numerous members of the wrestling team. However, Coleman has released a new statement saying his previous comments “were not accurate or were misconstrued by media outlets.” “At no time did I ever say or have any direct knowledge that Jim Jordan knew of Dr. Richard Strauss’s inappropriate behavior,” said Coleman in the statement. “I was angry and said words that I shouldn’t have said.” “Maybe I spoke without thinking…He may have known about some Continue reading "Former Ohio State Wrestler Backs Off Claim Jim Jordan Knew About Sexual Abuse"

Trevor Noah Shreds Jim Jordan Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Enabling: ‘It Doesn’t Get More Scumbag Than That’

On Wednesday night, Trevor Noah weighed in on the recent allegations made against Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH). Last month, Jordan was accused by several former Ohio State wrestlers of turning a blind eye on the sexual abuse committed by the team’s doctor while he served as assistant coach decades ago, something he has vehemently denied. Noah began by mocking Jordan for wanting to impeach Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, insisting it was all because he “owned” the congressman during a hearing in late June when rebuking Jordan’s accusation that he threatened to “subpoena phone calls.” “Do you know how humiliating it is to be smacked down on C-SPAN?” Noah asked. The Daily Show host then pivoted to the allegations aimed at the Ohio Republican. “Turning a blind eye to rampant sexual abuse of the kids you’re supposed to be protecting. I’m sorry, it doesn’t get more scumbag than Continue reading "Trevor Noah Shreds Jim Jordan Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Enabling: ‘It Doesn’t Get More Scumbag Than That’"

President of Right-Wing PAC Mocked After Accidentally Reminding Everyone About Jim Jordan Allegations

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
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Jim Jordan Announces Run For House Speaker

Rep. Jim Jordan announced his bid to replace Rep. Paul Ryan as House Speaker on Thursday, per multiple reports. The Ohio Republican sent a letter to colleagues announcing the run, NBC News reported: “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"

Nancy Pelosi Says Jim Jordan is Pushing Rosenstein Impeachment to Distract From Ohio Sex Abuse Scandal

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"

Twitter Appears to Have Updated Search Results of Top GOPers After Vice News Reports on ‘Shadow Banning’

Twitter was recently approached about alleged “shadow banning” of prominent conservative users and while they didn’t exactly deny the allegations, the social media giant appears to have made changes to its platform after a recently-issued report by Vice News. The term “shadow banning” is used to describe Twitter users who haven’t been banned from the platform but their visibility is heavily diminished. The company has previously claimed such techniques are meant for trolls and racists. Vice News politics editor Alex Thompson discovered that several top Republicans were not appearing in the auto-populated drop-down search box including RNC chairwoman Ronna McDanielDonald Trump Jr.’s spokesman Andrew Surabian, and Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL). He then compared those results to prominent Democrats including DNC chairman Tom Perez and Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Keith Ellison (D-MN). Thompson documented his findings with screenshots. Thompson presented Twitter with
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GOP Reps. File Articles of Impeachment Against Rod Rosenstein

Multiple Republican members of Congress have filed articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Congressman Mark Meadows, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, says the move is being taken because “the DOJ has continued to hide information from Congress and repeatedly obstructed oversight.” Meadows and Jim Jordan filed the articles of impeachment along with several other members of Congress. As Politico reported yesterday, Republicans have been looking to take action against Rosenstein:
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