Pelosi: Republican Jordan should have known about wrestler sex abuse at Ohio
A Republican congressman from Ohio “should have known” about allegations that college wrestlers he coached two decades ago were abused by their team doctor, the House’s top Democrat said Thursday.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters that Rep. Jim Jordan should cooperate with investigators “rather than deny and dismiss” accusations that he was aware of the problem.
Mr. Jordan, a leading House conservative, was assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University from 1987 to 1995. Some wrestlers from that period have accused the doctor, Richard Strauss, of inappropriately touching them during medical exams and other incidents, and some of them have said Mr. Jordan knew about it at the time.
Mr. Jordan has denied knowledge of the problem, and other wrestlers have defended him.