The sexual-assault apologists just keep on coming out of the GOP woodwork. On Monday, Rep. Louie Gohmert defended his Republican brethren Jim Jordan of Ohio against allegations that he knew about reported abuse during his time as a wrestling coach at Ohio State University and did nothing to stop it. “Unlike the Olympians who were minor children at the time they were abused, these former wrestlers were adults at the time they claim they were sexually abused by the Ohio State team doctor,” the Texas Republican said in a statement, viewed by CNN. “Note that they do not claim they reported specific abuse to Jim Jordan or to anyone else. To the contrary, they specifically state they did not tell Jordan but instead say he should have known because there was talk around the locker room.” According to CNN, “Jordan’s fellow members in the conservative House Freedom Caucus were urged to stand by him amid allegations that he knew about but did not report the alleged sexual abuse of wrestlers he coached at Ohio State University in the early 1990s.” Gohmert also criticized Perkins Coie, the law firm hired by Ohio State University to investigate the matter. Gohmert said the… Read full this story
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