Offbeat Pelosi says Jordan should have known about wrestlers' abuse

19:42  12 july  2018
19:42  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Jordan's Dem opponent seizes on report he ignored sexual misconduct at Ohio State

  Jordan's Dem opponent seizes on report he ignored sexual misconduct at Ohio State Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-Ohio) Democratic challenger in November's midterms, Janet Garrett, is calling "very serious" new allegations that he turned a blind eye to sexual abuse of wrestlers while serving as a coach at Ohio State University. Three wrestlers told NBC News Jordan was aware the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who served as the team's doctor from the mid-70s through the 90s, was sexually assaulting athletes roughly two decades ago.Garrett took to Twitter to call on Jordan to cooperate with the investigation."Any allegation of sexual abuse against minors - or complicity regarding such abuse - is very serious.

Eighth Former OSU Wrestler Says Jim Jordan Knew About Sexual Abuse . With its growing Latino population and blue cities, the Lone Star State feels like it should be at least purple. If only people would actually vote.

One wrestler said Jordan , a former assistant coach at Ohio State, took part in locker-room conversations where athletes discussed the abuse . Jordan denied knowing anything about the abuse and continues to do so.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, arrives for a House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 11. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) © The Associated Press Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, arrives for a House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 11. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says a Republican congressman from Ohio should have known about allegations that college wrestlers he coached were abused by their team doctor two decades ago.

Rep. Jim Jordan was an assistant coach at Ohio State University from 1987 to 1995. Some former wrestlers have said Jordan knew about allegations they were inappropriately groped by the doctor. Jordan denies that.

Pelosi says Jordan has a history of saying people "should known this, should have known that." It's an apparent reference to Jordan's aggressive role in several prominent House investigations.

Pelosi says, "By his own standard, he should have known."

She says Jordan should cooperate with Ohio State's investigation of the allegations "rather than deny and dismiss them."

Jordan has said he'll cooperate.

Jordan weathering political storm, but headwinds remain .
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is managing to weather a storm that threatens his political career. For more than a week, the influential conservative lawmaker has withstood allegations that he failed to protect former wrestlers from sexual abuse by a team doctor when he worked as a coach at Ohio State University (OSU) decades ago.

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