Jim Jordan Calls CNN ‘Desperate’ For Reporting On Him

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Congress is working to avoid a government shutdown ahead of a midnight Friday deadlin... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Congress is working to avoid a government shutdown ahead of a midnight Friday deadline. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said Wednesday that CNN was “contacting all 100+ of our former staff and interns asking for dirt on me.” Jordan said the network was “Getting desperate!”

The rightwing congressman has been accused by several former Ohio State University wrestlers of ignoring the late Dr. Richard Strauss’ alleged widespread sexual abuse of students when Jordan was an assistant coach on the team.

Jordan has maintained that he did not know about the abuse, saying earlier Wednesday, “To think that I would not stand up for my athletes is ridiculous.”

Meanwhile, the number of wrestlers accusing Jordan of ignoring the abuse has continued to increase.

CNN did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.

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  1. Yep slow bleed
    What ya got to hid?

  2. Avatar for marby marby says:

    Jordan has the Trump playbook down pat (and isn’t any more convincing either)

  3. Avatar for meri meri says:

    Have we had the now magical incantation, “FAKE NEWS” trotted out yet?

  4. Excellent picture choice. B&W gives it that “Ole time scandal” look.

  5. Avatar for tsp tsp says:

    Jordan has maintained that he did not know about the abuse, saying earlier Wednesday, “To think that I would not stand up for my athletes is ridiculous.”

    Yes, yes. Ignorance is bliss. :innocent: Claiming ignorance of crimes around you while clinging to the authority given to you by your elected position is both honorable (not), and peaceful (lol). :smiling_imp: Ignorance is such a blissful lifestyle. May you remain ignorant of everything for the remainder of your days.

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