Jim Jordan grills Fauci over BLM protests, Internet reminds everyone about his Ohio State sexual abuse scandal
While Jim Jordan tried badgering Fauci into preventing protests, the Internet reminded him of his involvement in the Ohio State sexual abuse scandal
President Donald Trump's administration isn't too pleased with the state of affairs in the country. Trump and his officials are unhappy over the fact that the public can freely take to the streets and protest during the ongoing pandemic, but are prohibited from gathering together at a Church to pray.
So, during the House subcommittee hearing on Friday, July 31, over the rising coronavirus cases, Trump's staunch supporter and Ohio Rep Jim Jordan decided to use the hearing as the opportunity to corner Dr Fauci into saying that the government should limit protests owing to the crowd it attracts, but Fauci refused to budge and kept insisting that it is not his place to decide what government should or shouldn't do.
The exchange between Jordan and Fauci soon turned heated as Jordan kept pushing back on Fauci to get him to say that the ongoing protests against racial discrimination should be stopped because the protesters could be transmitting and carrying the virus. However, Fauci firmly responded to Jordan's repeated attempts by saying, "I don't understand what you're asking me, as a public-health official, to opine on who should get arrested or not. That's not my position. You could ask me as much as you want, and I'm not going to answer it."
When people saw the exchange between Fauci and Jordan take place, they took to social media to slam Jordan and brought up the infamous "Ohio State sexual abuse scandal", which saw Jordan play a key role in it. In case you're wondering what the Ohio State sexual abuse scandal was all about, then we got you covered.
It all began when Mike DiSabato, a former wrestler at the Ohio State University in the late 1980s and early '90s, accused the wrestling team's former physician Richard Strauss of sexual abuse. He also alleged that several team members and officials were aware of the sexual misconduct happening to the team. Strauss committed suicide in 2005. Jordan happened to be the assistant coach for the Ohio State University's wrestling team from 1987 to 1995.
According to DiSabato and eight other former wrestlers from the team, Jordan was very well aware of the abuse that was happening to the wrestlers, while Jordan maintained that he had no idea about it. Jordan's name featured heavily in the scandal, when the news broke out in April 2018 that Richard Strauss had been accused of sexually abusing over 150 OSU wrestlers between 1978 and 1998, Jordan denied knowing anything about it, despite being an assistant wrestling coach at that time.
Adam DiSabato. Mike DiSabato's brother, testified in February 2020 before the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee that "Jim Jordan called me crying, crying. Groveling. On the 4th of July, begging me to go against my brother. Begging me. Crying for a half hour. That's the kind of cover-up that's going on there."
Social media users also slammed Jordan for his involvement in the sexual misconduct scandal. A user tweeted, "Oh, I see pervert Jim Jordan is trending once again for saying something stupid or being a rabid scumbag. Guess it's time to remind everyone that he allowed, enabled, ignored, saw and covered up the mass sexual abuse of many male student athletes under his watch at Ohio State."
Oh, I see pervert Jim Jordan is trending once again for saying something stupid or being a rabid scumbag.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) July 31, 2020
Guess it’s time to remind everyone that he allowed, enabled, ignored, saw and covered up the mass sexual abuse of many male student athletes under his watch at Ohio State.
Another user wrote, "This smelly #POS makes me sick! Badgering Dr. Fauci is not a good look. Too bad Congress doesn't interrogate you on allowing sexual abuse at Ohio St. You are a disgrace @Jim_Jordan Ohio you deserve better, vote this slimy character out! #JimJordanKnew."
This smelly #POS makes me sick! Badgering Dr. Fauci is not a good look. Too bad Congress doesn't interrogate you on allowing sexual abuse at Ohio St. You are a disgrace @Jim_Jordan Ohio you deserve better, vote this slimy character out! #JimJordanKnew https://t.co/fhwTJfGAwz— Debbi Granruth (@RocksNoSalt) August 1, 2020