A lawsuit was filed on Thursday accusing Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of ignoring a sexual assault complaint when he worked as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University (OSU) in 1994.
A referee, who is an anonymous man referred to as “John Doe 42” in the lawsuit, claims that disgraced team doctor Richard Strauss masturbated in front of him. He alleges that he reported the instance to Jordan, who reportedly said, “Yeah, that’s Strauss,” and brushed off the complaint.
Independent investigators found that Strauss sexually assaulted 177 male students over his two decades serving as team doctor for the OSU wrestling team. This is the second person who has claimed that they alerted Jordan about what took place with the House Freedom Caucus lawmaker sweeping the concerns under the rug.
“It was common knowledge what Strauss was doing, so the attitude was it is what it is,” the anonymous individual told NBC News.
“I wish Jim, and Russ, too, would stand up and do the right thing and admit they knew what Strauss was doing, because everybody knew what he was doing to the wrestlers. What was a shock to me is that Strauss tried to do that to me. He was breaking new ground by going after a ref,” he added.
Jordan has frequently denied all charges, claiming they are politically motivated attacks at his character in an age where the #MeToo witch hunt has created a feeding frenzy of false accusations.
“It’s not true,” Jordan said last year when the accusations of impropriety first surfaced. “I never knew about any type of abuse. If I did, I would have done something about it. And look, if there are people who are abused, then that’s terrible and we want justice to happen.”
“There’s no truth to the fact that I knew of any abuse,” he said to CNN. “I’ve talked to other coaches. They didn’t know of any abuse. That’s just not accurate to say those things that we knew of it and didn’t report it. It’s just not true.”
This new accusation comes forth at a time when Jordan is set to join the House Intelligence Committee. Jordan is seen as a bulldog who will advocate against the impeachment witch hunt that Democrats are plotting against the President. He talked about his new possible role during a recent appearance on Fox News.
“Democrats have turned the Intelligence Committee into an impeachment committee,” a senior Republican aide said to CBS News earlier this week. “We are interested in putting together the best team.”
The suspicious timing makes it seem like Jordan is getting Kavanaugh’d by a Democrat political operative. The Democrats will stoop to any measure to undo the 2016 presidential election, even if it means engaging in the politics of personal destruction against an innocent man.
He Found His Spine: Vulnerable Senator Cory Gardner Vows to Support Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee
Gardner found his backbone.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has often been at odds with the Trump movement, being a favorite of the GOP establishment’s Senate Leadership Fund.
This is why his recent declaration that he will be supporting President Donald Trump’s choice to succeed the deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg is so surprising. He made the announcement in a Twitter post on Monday.
“When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best fulfill its constitutional duty of advice and consent,” Gardner said in his official statement.
“I have and will continue to support judicial nominees who will protect the Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law. Should a qualified nominee who meets this criteria be put forward, I will vote to confirm,” he added.
The official statement can be seen here:
Read my full statement on the Supreme Court vacancy ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/n2YNP8O0Bz
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) September 21, 2020
The president’s pick for the Supreme Court will certainly fit Gardner’s criteria. Trump has announced that he will be appointing a woman to the bench.
One top contender – Amy Comey Barrett – recently made a trip to the White House, as Big League Politics has reported:
Judge Amy Coney Barrett visited the White House on Monday, as President Donald Trump zeroes in on selecting a nominee to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court.
Barrett is reportedly a front-runner for the judicial nomination. She’s a generally conservative judge, with a staunch pro-life record. Her track record on immigration law issues is generally conservative.
Barrett currently serves as a circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has advised President Trump that she is his preferred candidate for the seat on the court.
President Trump had confirmed that he plans to nominate a woman to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Friday.
Democrats have launched a full-fledged fit urging President Trump to give them a break and decline to nominate a conservative justice, but they won’t be so lucky. Republican Senators and President Trump have rallied around the notion of appointing a justice before the November election, fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities.
Trump confirmed that he would be revealing the identity of his judicial nominee on Friday or Saturday, taking a few extra days to vet candidates. Florida Judge Barbara Lagoa is reportedly another candidate being considered for the nomination.
It’ll be inherently harder for incensed, power-thirsty Democrats to attack a female judicial candidate. Maybe they’ll alienate swing female voters through waging a scorched earth campaign to block the confirmation of Barrett, who is a mother of seven.
The Republicans have a great opportunity to score a major political victory and really stick it to the extreme Left with this expedited SCOTUS confirmation. The fact that a moderate like Gardner is on board is a great sign that the confirmation is likely to occur before November’s election.
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