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GOP Appoints Gym Jordan to Intel Comm. for Impeachment, As a New Witness Outs Him in Sex Abuse Case.

On the same day House GOP leadership boots an Arkansas Republican off the Intel Committee to bring in their favorite rodeo clown Gym Jordan for impeachment proceedings,  a new witness has filed a lawsuit in Jordan’s home state swearing he told Jordan of sexual abuse he suffered while Jordan was a wrestling coach at Ohio State and Jordan responded with…. a shrug.

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“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 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 decades.

Jordan, a powerful Republican congressman and a top defender of President Donald Trump in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, has repeatedly denied knowing anything about what Strauss did to the wrestlers he helped coach from 1986 to 1994. He has said the allegations against him were politically motivated.

John Doe 42 said that when he informed Jordan and Hellickson about what happened, their response was, “Yeah, yeah, we know.”

Jordan, a powerful Republican congressman and a top defender of President Donald Trump in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, has repeatedly denied knowing anything about what Strauss did to the wrestlers he helped coach from 1986 to 1994. He has said the allegations against him were politically motivated.

John Doe 42 said that when he informed Jordan and Hellickson about what happened, their response was, “Yeah, yeah, we know.”

So, instead of the Republicans swapping Jordan for Nunes and debating whether it is better to have for a Ranking Member of House Intel during the impeachment hearing a Congress Critter distracted by his own lawsuit against an imaginary cow, or one distracted and fending off charges of complicity in ignoring accusations of sexual assault against young men in his charge, they boot a junior member.

Having to make the other decision would have been a real conflict for modern Republican Party, as it is one part whinging entitlement and the other part complicity in sexual abuse.

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I guess the combination of the two will be the ideal mix of defenders for this particular *Resident. 

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