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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:19 PM

 

Enabling and covering for sex harassers is no reason to question a Republican congressman - Ryan

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/11/paul-ryan-disputes-need-for-house-ethics-probe-into-rep-jim-jordan.html

"House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday indicated he opposed a congressional ethics probe into fellow Republican Rep. Jim Jordan after numerous former Ohio State University wrestlers alleged the lawmaker ignored reports of sexual misconduct when he was an assistant coach at the school in the 1980s and 1990s.

The House Ethics Committee, Ryan said, "investigates things that members do while they’re here, not things that happened a couple of decades ago when they weren’t in Congress."

Ryan said he called Jordan over the weekend to discuss the allegations, as well as to "check in on" the Ohio Republican following news that his nephew had been killed in a car accident.

"I have always known Jim Jordan to be a man of honesty and a man of integrity," Ryan said during a weekly press conference alongside other GOP House leaders."

An ethics probe would prove his innocence... no?

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Reply Enabling and covering for sex harassers is no reason to question a Republican congressman - Ryan (Original post)
liberalguy Jul 2018 OP
Carl Jul 2018 #1
rahtruelies Jul 2018 #20
GoldwatersSoul Jul 2018 #2
TheShoe Jul 2018 #3
rahtruelies Jul 2018 #21
TheShoe Jul 2018 #23
Ruby Jul 2018 #4
Let it go Jul 2018 #5
TheRalphWiggum Jul 2018 #6
FreeWheelBurning Jul 2018 #7
liberalguy Jul 2018 #8
FreeWheelBurning Jul 2018 #9
liberalguy Jul 2018 #14
Carl Jul 2018 #15
FreeWheelBurning Jul 2018 #17
kevlar Jul 2018 #18
TheRalphWiggum Jul 2018 #10
HermantownHawk Jul 2018 #12
Squeek Jul 2018 #11
liberalguy Jul 2018 #16
Steelydamned Jul 2018 #13
rahtruelies Jul 2018 #19
nolidad Jul 2018 #22
graham4anything4HC45 Jul 2018 #24

Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:20 PM

1. Is he charged with anything?

The way lefties throw smears around this is a good policy.

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Response to Carl (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:19 PM

20. Charged with being a Republican

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:22 PM

2. Are you calling for...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign due to her suppkrt for pedophiles?? I dont know I didnt read your post.

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:24 PM

3. Let the GOP and the "freedom" caucus own Jordan and deviancy

Because it's going to get worse...

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Response to TheShoe (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:21 PM

21. sorry no can do- demoRats own all the deviants

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:24 PM

23. ****FAKE NEWS/HIGH EMOTION ALERT****

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:29 PM

4. Technically, Ohio State student would be adults.

We’re talking about college not kindergarten. If the victims here wanted something done about the situation, they certainly had the means to make that happen, Jim Jordan or not.

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:39 PM

5. Umm...this was a UNIVERSITY. This is not pedophilia. Just sexual harassment.

Adult males capable of decking anyone who got fresh.

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:41 PM

6. Yawn, completely biased and untrue thread title

On some obscure story, the left is trying to convict Rep. Jordan in the press. With not a modicum of proof.

Unhinged desperate leftist tactics.

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:42 PM

7. Do have this right?

You want congress to investigate the actions, or in this case, the non-actions, of someone from decades ago?

I think the local authorities would be better suited for this task than Congress.

You should also check the definition of pedophilia.

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:43 PM

8. No. I want Ryan to continue to defend him on TV. n/t

 

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:44 PM

9. I don't think you are going to get a lot of political mileage out of this one.

Why did you ask, "An ethics probe would prove his innocence... no?" if all you wanted was Ryan to defend Jordan?

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:54 PM

14. There are so many outrages, even if I get a half mile out of each one, we'll be in DC by nightfall.

 

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:55 PM

15. Too bad you have no sense of reality either.

Life is not the DUmp.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:57 PM

17. There is defnitily a lot of outrage

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:57 PM

18. All manufactured, and transparently so.

Which makes leftys behavior the outrage.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:45 PM

10. There is nothing to defend

Other than 20 year old allegations. Look if Jordan did have knowledge, I'll be there to denounce such behavior.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:48 PM

12. Reasonable Midwesterners......

.....are laughing at this.

It doesn't pass the smell test. Collegiate wrestlers aren't part of the #metoo movement!

Haha......

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:46 PM

11. Do you believe

this was alerted on as "bigoted hate speech"?

I voted bad faith alert.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:55 PM

16. Of course I do. Most of my readers are jurors.

 

And they call liberals snowflakes.

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:51 PM

13. From what....

....I've read, a congressional ethics probe requires "substantial credible evidence" to give the committee "substantial cause" to conclude the subject committed a violation that falls under the committee's purview; which would be some sort of violation or malfeasance while in office.


But I know for many, the allegations are enough.

I don't know squat about Jordan but, if you're going to make such a charge, there better be more than some "rumors" from a decade or more ago.

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:19 PM

19. Lets probe Mad Maxine first. Instead of a lie we could look into Treason

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:22 PM

22. This shows the difference between libs and the rest of the nation!

You think an allegation is enough! We tend to want to follow the constitution and it says a man is innocent until proven guilty!

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Response to liberalguy (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:27 PM

24. How many thingys did the Republican congress investigate Hillary for now for decades

of course, finding NOTHING at all on her time and time again
including the 11 hours under oath, where she destroyed them

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