A primer on the Jim Jordan college sexual assault scandal

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, a far-right family-values Republicans who many believe will be the next Speaker of the US House (if the GOP wins the fall congressional elections), was accused this week by 5 former students of turning a blind eye to a widespread sexual abuse scandal at Ohio State, where Jordan worked as an assistant wrestling coach in the 80s and 90s.

Victims say as many as 2,000 students may have been molested over a 20-year period by a sports doctor who worked alongside Jordan, Yet, the media is giving the story scant coverage because IOKIYAR. In today’s UnPresidented podcast, Cliff and I delve into the Jordan scandal, and why the media is always willing to cut Republicans some slack while hounding Democrats to political death.

We also discuss the treasonous GOP congressional delegation that thought this 4th of July would be a great time to visit Moscow, and the GOP governor of Illinois who is refusing to take a firm stand against a literal-Nazi who’s the Republican nominee in a congressional seat on the south side of Chicago.

Below is a 9-minute excerpt of the 64-minute episode. Premium patrons can listen to the entire episode, and support our podcast, here.


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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