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Nancy Mace Faceplants When Asked About Backing Jim Jordan For Speaker Despite Sex Abuse Claims

While she claims to be an advocate for victims of sexual assault, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) announced Sunday morning that she was supporting Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) bid to be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives despite his connection to a horrific sex scandal that took place at Ohio State University while he was an assistant coach on the school’s wrestling team.

Nonetheless, Mace posted this on Twitter:

“Jim Jordan is an honest man, true to his word and his values. He’s also a workhorse. He will put people ahead of petty Washington politics. He has my full support to be the next Speaker of the House.”

That led CBS News anchor Margaret Brennan to ask the congresswoman on Face the Nation, “I know you’ve been outspoken about defending victims of sexual assault. Do the past allegations against Jim Jordan that he turned a blind eye to sexual abuse give you any reservations?”

Clearly uncomfortable with the query, Mace replied:

“I — yeah, I’m not familiar or aware with that. He’s not indicted on anything that I’m aware of. And so I don’t I don’t know anything. I can’t speak to that.”

Mace continued to dig the hole she was in even deeper, adding:

“What I do know is that I’ve been a very strong voice for women. I’ve talked to Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise about that. I’ve been a very strong advocate for rape victims. As you mentioned earlier, the Judiciary Committee has with him as chairman, recently passed a rape kit bill that [Congresswoman] Barbara Lee and I are working on. And those are the facts and the data that I have to work with. And I’ve had a very positive experience with them in that regard.”

She doesn’t know anything about the Ohio State wrestling sex scandal and Jim Jordan? Wow! That’s some convenient denial of facts that have been in the public domain for decades.

If Nancy Mace wants to continue to claims that she’s an advocate for sex abuse victims, she needs to denounce Jim Jordan and explain why she’s changed her mind. Otherwise, she should just sit quietly in her hypocrisy while we mock and ridicule her.


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Jim Jordan’s Disgusting Past Is Coming Back To Haunt Him As He Makes A Move To Be Speaker

On Wednesday, less than 24 hours after Kevin McCarthy was ousted as Speaker of the House, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) announced that he would be seeking to replace McCarthy, telling reporters, “We need to unite the conference.”

Today, Jordan’s bid to be the next speaker got a major boost when failed one-term, twice-impeached, and multiply-indicted former president Donald Trump gave his blessing to the Ohio Republican, writing on his financially failing Truth Social site:

“Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before making his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. Respected by all, he is now Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. As President, I had the honor of presenting Jim with our Country’s highest civilian award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom. So much is learned from sports, and Jim was a master! While attending Graham High School, he won State Championships all four years, a rarity, and compiled an amazing 156-1 record. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jim became a two-time NCAA Division l Wrestling Champion. He won his 1985-86 NCAA Championship Matches in his weight class. Jim has a masters degree in Education from Ohio State University & a Law Degree from Capital University. He is STRONG on Crime, Borders, our Military/Vets, & 2nd Amendment. Jim, his wife, Polly, & family are outstanding – He will be a GREAT Speaker of the House, & has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”

So does Donald’s blessing mean Jordan is a shoo-in for the post of speaker? Hardly. That’s mainly because Jordan comes with more than a little baggage, and it’s among the worst sex scandals to ever take place on a college campus.

As reported in 2020 when Jordan was named as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee by the now-deposed McCarthy, Jordan’s recollections of why he didn’t report sexual abuse of athletes on the Ohio State University wrestling team while he was an assistant coach on that team doesn’t square with what victims have alleged.

Although Jordan has repeatedly insisted he didn’t know team doctor Richard Strauss was sexually mistreating athletes in his charge, former OSU wrestler Adam DiSabato called Jordan a “liar” at a Tuesday House Civil Justice Committee hearing on a bill that would let Strauss’ victims sue Ohio State for damages. DiSabato also said Jordan contacted him repeatedly in July 2018, after media outlets quoted his brother, Michael DiSabato, saying Jordan knew about Strauss’ abuse.

“Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling… begging me to go against my brother…That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there,” said DiSabato, who is among a group of former OSU wrestlers who filed lawsuits that allege the school ignored Strauss’ abuse.

Trump’s endorsement of Jordan could wind up being both a blessing and a curse considering the ex-president’s own sordid past, including numerous accusations of sexual assault made by dozens of women against him and his bragging on video about how he likes to grab women “by the pussy” and kiss them against their will.

It’s too soon to say if Jordan has a chance of winning considering how abrasive and divisive he is. But one thing is certain: He’s unfit for office and should never be allowed to rise to second in the presidential line of succession.

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John Fetterman Just Commented On Lauren Boebert’s Theater Antics – And It’s PERFECT

Over the few days, it seems Republicans have been much more offended, upset, and downright apoplectic about the fact that the Senate dress code has been relaxed than one of their own, Rep. Lauren Boebert, (R-CO) being ejected from a Denver theater for vaping and engaging in sex play with her boyfriend even though there were children in the audience.

Of course, that shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been paying attention over the past several years (especially since Donald Trump appeared on the national political scene), because today’s GOP is a party of massive hypocrisy on so-called “moral” issues regarding freedom and sexuality.

Today, however, some equilibrium was restored to the political universe with a tweet sent out by Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), who has been shamed by Republicans for not wanting to wear a business suit to perform his duties as a member of the Senate.

Here’s how Fox News breathlessly reported on Fetterman and the new relaxed dress code:

DRESS TO IMPRESS?: People are furious after the Senate dropped its dress code requirement — and they’re saying there is only one lawmaker to blame. Why the bar is being “lowered”

People are furious? What people? Republicans, of course. Most Democrats aren’t upset, and, truth be told, if indeed clothes make man, how does the GOP explain that the person their party worships is a convicted sex abuser who has lusted after his own daughter and is now facing 91 criminal charges? He almost always wears a suit, but he’s still a disgusting pervert and scumbag.

What we need here is some levity and sanity to make the debate more palatable, and that was provided by none other than John Fetterman himself, who fired off this:

“I figure if I take up vaping and grabbing the hog during a live musical, they’ll make me a folk hero.”

Even though the posting was on social media, you could almost hear the applause across the digital ether.


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Lauren Boebert May Be Charged With A Sex Crime Under Colorado’s Lewdness Statute

Rep. Lauren Boebert’s lewd behavior at a Denver theater performance of a musical last week may soon result in her being charged with a sex crime under Colorado law.

According to Newsweek:

Colorado law states that public indecency is committed when a person performs certain acts in a public place, or in a place where the public is likely to see, including lewdly fondling or caressing another individual. Sexual intercourse; lewd exposure of the body but not the genitalia, with the intent to arouse or satisfy a sexual desire; and knowingly exposing one’s genitals to the view of another, under the circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm, are considered public indecency, as well.

According to statute 18-7-301 of the Colorado criminal code, public indecency is a petty offense sex crime punishable by fines and up to six months in prison for more serious offenses. It tends to carry lighter penalties, though, such as 10 days in jail and/or up to $300 fines, in addition to potential probation, community service or mandatory counseling.

Boebert and her date were caught on video sexually fondling each other, with the man grabbing at her breasts while the congresswoman placed her hand on his crotch.

Does their behavior fall under the Colorado statute? Possibly, but Denver defense attorney Matthew Hand says the indecency law is “vague and overreaching.”

“To be blunt, not all intimacy is intercourse, and lewdness is in the eye of the beholder.”

Even if Boebert isn’t formally charged, the political price she’ll have to pay may be the final straw in what was already projected to be difficult reelection bid for the Colorado Republican, with polls showing her losing favor among voters in her district.

Ironically, Boebert’s ex-husband was convicted of a sex crime in 2004 after he exposed his penis to two underage girls in bowling alley.

In January 2004, when Jayson Boebert was 24, he was arrested for exposing himself to two young women at a Colorado bowling alley. His future wife Lauren Roberts (as she was then known), who was 17 at the time, was also present and was told she was no longer welcome at the bowling alley.

Jayson Boebert pled guilty to “public indecency and lewd exposure” after that incident, according to The New York Post, and was sentenced to four days in jail with a subsequent two years on probation.

No wonder Lauren fell in love with Jayson, huh?


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Court Says Ohio State Sex Abuse Suits Will Proceed – That’s Bad News For Jim Jordan

Ohio Congressmnan Jim Jordan (R) may be even angrier and more on edge than usual in the days ahead as the result of a Supreme Court ruling handed down that leaves in place a prior decision allowing over 230 men to sue Ohio State University for sexual abuse committed by Richard Strauss, a deceased former doctor who was employed by the university.


According to the Associated Press:

Two cases involving the abuse were on a list of many cases the court said it would not hear. And, as is typical, the court did not comment in saying it would not hear the cases.

Ohio State University had urged the court to review a ruling by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that revived lawsuits that had been dismissed. The men who sued are among hundreds of former student-athletes and other alumni who say they were abused by Strauss, who worked at the school from 1978 to 1998.

They say university officials failed to stop him despite complaints raised as early as the late 1970s. Many of them allege Strauss abused them during required physicals and other medical exams at campus athletic facilities, a student health center, his home and an off-campus clinic.

Jordan’s connection to the scandal involves his role as an assistant coach for the OSU men’s wrestling team during the time of the alleged sexual assaults.

Six former wrestlers say Jordan knew they were being abused by Dr. Strauss but did nothing to stop or even report what was taking place.

As CNN noted in 2020, the wrestlers allege that “Jordan heard or responded to sexual misconduct complaints about team doctor Richard Strauss. Eight others say Strauss’ inappropriate behavior was an open secret in the athletic department and that Jordan, among others, must have known about it.”

Jordan has repeatedly denied he knew anything about the abuse, but one of the former wrestlers, Tito Vasquez, says the congressman is lying:

“When these complaints come and he pretends now that he had no knowledge of it, that’s betrayal in the highest level.”

The Supreme Court decision could also have repercussions for Jordan, if only by placing the matter back in the public eye with the congressman seeking reelection 2024 and drawing strong criticism for his hearings on what he calls the “weaponization” of the FBI and Justice Department by the Biden administration.

Additionally, Jordan is facing the prospect of being further damaged by an upcoming HBO documentary being compiled by actor George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures, with Clooney remarking, “It’s a devastating story about people in power abusing and then covering up their criminal actions against students. The fact that it hasn’t been resolved as of yet is deeply disturbing.”

Be afraid, Gym. Be very afraid.