Last Thursday, an Ohio State University wrestling referee stated in a lawsuit that the team doctor, Richard Strauss, masturbated in front of him after a match. He reported the incident to the then-assistant coach, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who ignored it and several other claims that Strauss had been molesting students. 

On Friday morning, House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) tapped Jordan to temporarily serve on the Intelligence Committee in place of Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas).


This means that the man who allegedly ignored countless sexual misconduct allegations will be one of the Republicans questioners for the impeachment hearings starting on Wednesday. 


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The Intelligence Committee is a selection-based panel, not a standing committee, which means that the party leader can change membership. McCarthy had the power to make the change unilaterally. 

Jordan, a Trump ally, is known for his confrontational style. 


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