The same excuse Trump gave us about the Access Hollywood tape, Jim Jordan's now trying to use that as some kind of excuse for not reporting sexual assault on multiple students, who were in his charge.
"What has been said about Jim Jordan is absolutely wrong", a joint statement released Monday by the six coaches read.
Jordan was an assistant coach on the wrestling team from the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s - long before he entered Congress. Strauss died in 2005. "It was there. He knew about it because it was an everyday occurrence". "I know they do".
"I don't think that we look at this kind of thing with the same lens as sex abuse today ... at least not to that degree".More news: J.B. Smoove Joins Spider-Man: Far From Home Cast
"I have always known Jim Jordan to be a man of the utmost character, honor and integrity", Meadows told CNN. "Note that they do not claim they reported specific abuse to Jim Jordan or to anyone else".
Jordan also claimed without offering evidence that the allegations that he turned a blind eye to the abuse were linked to his aggressive questioning of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last month.
"In these circumstances", Eisen and Wertheimer wrote in their letter, "if Rep. Jordan's recent statements-that he had no knowledge that student wrestlers under his supervision were being sexually abused-are false, his present conduct in connection with this serious matter would fail to 'reflect creditably on the House, ' in violation of clause 1 of Rule XXIII of the House Rules".
Former wrestling team captain Dave Mulvin said he raised concerns in the late 1970s, when Strauss fondled him during an exam that Mulvin abruptly ended, telling the doctor his behavior was "weird". He questioned why the focus has been on wrestling, noting that OSU is investigating abuse in other sports, and said while he can not speak for all former OSU wrestlers, he never saw inappropriate behavior from Strauss and never heard of any during his time at the school.
On Tuesday, NBC News published a bombshell report on Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, a powerful conservative on Capitol Hill who's considered a possible future speaker of the House. "And no, I'm not even a member of the Freedom Caucus", Massie tweeted.More news: USA puts fierce squeeze on breastfeeding policy, shocking health officials
The story doesn't seem to be going away, in any case, and Jordan isn't doing much to make it so.
"What bothers me the most is the guys that are saying these things I know they know the truth".
"That part is the part that stirs me", he said, adding that he understood Jordan's initial denial, but, "he could have retracted what he said".
DiSabato has been involved in more than one lawsuit against Ohio State. Some said Strauss groped them barehanded during physicals, had them drop their trousers even while examining them for a cough or heartburn, and badgered students to go home with him.
Jim Jordan has continued to deny these allegations, saying in a Fox News interview on Friday, "I never saw, never heard of, never was told about any type of abuse". "The speaker will await the findings of that inquiry".More news: 'Damn Yankees' Star Tab Hunter Dead at 86
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