If you are going to use your trolling powers, please use them for good, not evil. We will let you decide who won this wrestling match of words.
U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is learning the hard way that people refuse to forget his role in the Ohio State wrestling scandal. Beginning in 2018, revelations came out that while Jordan was the OSU assistant wrestling coach, the team’s physician was molesting the student athletes. As reported by CNN, Jordan was told by at least six students what was going on. An independent investigation subsequently found that 177 athletes were molested by the team doctor between 1979 and 1998. The university has since paid over $40 million in civil damages from associated lawsuits over the school’s liability.
So, how did Jordan troll the current US President this week? The Ohio Representative trolled President Biden for saying “Help is on the way” while signing the landmark COVID relief bill. Jordan’s tweet quoted President Reagan’s adage that “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.’
The Internet struck back with some trolling of its own:
I can think of nine more terrifying: "I'm Jim Jordan and I'm your kids wrestling coach." https://t.co/IUURAgJzYA
— Jack Ryan (@cnn94cnn) March 17, 2021
… and mobilization efforts to unseat Jordan in the next election:
REMINDER: Jim Jordan had the chance to STOP dozens of boys from being molested, but he remained SILENT.
Ohioans need to defeat him in 2022. You can help us spread the word with a RT and a small donation. https://t.co/PlmHAiEnHA
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) March 14, 2021
On February 20th, actor George Clooney announced that his production company was teaming up with Sports Illustrated to create a documentary on the Jim Jordan Ohio State University wrestling team molestation scandal.
"George Clooney To Produce Docuseries On Athlete Sex Abuse Where Jim Jordan Coached"
Jim Jordan was an assistant coach of the wrestling team at OSU, where officials reported decades of abuse. that Jim ignored!https://t.co/TRk8aNm89E
— ChudoNow (@TimeToSayGood15) March 16, 2021
So Jordan might want to start thinking about getting a new job soon. Between the trolls and the upcoming documentary, his political future doesn’t look promising.
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Sources: HuffPost, Hollywood Reporter, CNN, Twitter, YouTube