When it comes to looking the other way when faced with gross misconduct, Gym Jordan had plenty of practice before Trump:
A professional referee says in a lawsuit filed Thursday that disgraced doctor Richard Strauss masturbated in front of him in a shower after a wrestling match at Ohio State University, and that he reported the encounter directly to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who was then the assistant coach.
“Yeah, that’s Strauss,” Jordan and then-head coach Russ Hellickson replied, according to the lawsuit, when the referee, identified in court papers as John Doe 42, told them about the incident. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Ohio, implies that Jordan’s response to the incident, which the referee said happened in 1994, was essentially a shrug.
John Doe 42 is the second person to say he told Jordan directly about either being approached or molested by Strauss, who was found by independent investigators to have sexually abused 177 male students over two deca
If Republicans were held to any standards whatsoever Jordan would already have resigned long ago; given what they are he’ll presumably keep on keeping on. In the eyes of most of the Republican conference, after all, the only thing Roy Moore really did wrong was lose. And Jordan can always call on Malcolm Gladwell to defend him in a pinch.