In previous posts, I’ve written about Rep. Jim Jordan, the so-called founder of the US House ‘Freedom’ Caucus. He is a terrible human being and when his name got involved in an investigation of alleged sexual abuse at Ohio State, Jordan proved once again I was right about him.
Some background. After the trial and conviction of Larry Nasser in Michigan, Ohio State learned it had a Nasser problem too. Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, was accused of molesting what could be thousands of students and athletes between the late 70s and 1998 when he retired from the school. The school is investigating.
Some of the people coming forward about Strauss were wrestlers. Rep. Jim Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach in the late 90s before getting into politics. The students claim the coaches, including Jordan, knew about the abuse and did nothing.
Rep. Jordan is a powerful member of Congress and instead of trying to get in front of the messy situation he decided to be a dick and claim the students were lying, some are criminals and can’t be trusted, and the whole thing of dragging him into the story is a political witch hut.
Rep. Jim Jordan has now hired conservative PR firm Shirley & Banister Public Affairs to help him out of his sexual abuse coverup scandal. The first thing they did was to put out statements by other coaches, who are as guilty as Jordan is for not revealing the truth about Dr. Strauss.
This really pisses me off.
All Jordan needed to do at the very beginning is say I did not personally observe any sexual misconduct by Dr. Strauss but there was talk and whispers about it. Back then it wasn’t something that was acted on like it is today. Hindsight is always 20/20….
That way he could stay in front of the issue without making it look like he ignored the complaints (even though he did). This story would have been over….
BUT now, because he is one of those conservative sleaze balls, he has to double down as if people were accusing him of the activity and he goes to the old standby of blaming the victims or dismissing their claims.
Why would any rational person expose themselves to more abuse by the likes of Jordan and his ilk just for shits and giggles? The only political witch hunt is the deluded mind of Jim Jordan
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