Jim Jordan Hopes To Wrestle Away Control Of The House GOP From Kevin McCarthy

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Rep. Jim Jordan will challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy for House minority leader, the Republican announced Wednesday.

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who was accused earlier this year of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse during his time as Ohio State University’s assistant wrestling coach, announced Wednesday that he will challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for House minority leader, according to Axios.

> Jordan, the founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, told his colleagues in July that he was running to replace Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. McCarthy has Ryan's endorsement and is a close confidant of President Trump, though conservative leaders have argued in a letter obtained by Axios that Jordan is the solution to "failed" Republican leadership, which has "proven that it’s part of the Swamp."

Jordan has maintained the support of Trump and many in his party despite allegations by former OSU wrestlers that he knew of sexual abuse by the team’s physician, Dr. Richard Strauss, but did nothing about it.

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