Jim Jordan (Allegedly) Did Nothing As A Fellow Coach Molested Dozens Of His Students
Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan has been in the news a lot lately for defending Donald Trump against those who accuse the president of (to quote the articles of impeachment) "doing some Donald Trump-style shit." After all, if Jordan knew that someone was doing something truly horrible, he would totally speak up, right? Uh, not according to his former students. Long story short, dude is basically the Joe Paterno of Congress.
Long story long: Jordan was working as an assistant teaching coach when Dr. Richard Strauss, a horrifyingly prolific pervert, was molesting wrestling students. Several students have come forward saying that they personally went to Jordan about the assaults, and he didn't seem terribly concerned. Not enough to do anything about it, anyway. One referee says he told Jordan and another coach about Strauss and they just said "Yeah, that's Strauss," like when you watch Seinfeld and go "Oh, that Kramer."
Jordan insists that he never heard about the abuse, but some of his students say he must have known, because everyone knew. We're not talking about a couple of awkward shower room elbow brushes here. An OSU investigation concluded that Strauss molested at least 177 students. Also, Jordan's locker room was right next to Strauss', and it's well-documented that Jordan spent a lot of time in the sauna. That's like saying you never heard a hurricane passing by. Multiple times a year. For nearly 10 years.
In an interview, Jordan appeared to change his "I'm just hearing about this now!" defense when he implied that the accusations about Strauss were nothing but "locker room talk."
It takes real talent to say that with a straight face, or without spontaneously combusting out of sheer shame. OK, now we can sort of see why this guy is so keen on defending Trump.
Steve King Keeps "Accidentally" Endorsing Nazis
On the surface, Iowa Congressman Steve King seems as harmless as the average "Kids these days are too PC! Also, I'll shit myself if you call me a boomer" old guy. On Twitter, he constantly bitches about how liberals are too liberal with the word "Nazi," like here:
Yeah man, the Nazis were so socialist that they sent socialists to concentration camps.
Here's the thing: The person King is retweeting there is a self-described white nationalist who says "America can never, ever be too white." And the account King retweeted here with a lovely anti-immigration message? That's an admitted "Nazi-sympathizer" who praises Hitler. Just last month, King shared (then deleted) a tweet by a guy who once said "Hitler had some good points. I think the Holocaust never actually happened."
Steve King/Twitter"Be a rebel: Spout the exact same shit your racist-ass great-grandpa did while he beat your great-grandma."