Guest host Leland Vittert, filling in for America's Newsroom anchor Bill Hemmer, was speaking with a panel of media guests during a segment of the show's second hour about recent allegations against Jordan by former Ohio State wrestlers who claim he was dismissive of sex abuse claims involving former team doctor Richard Strauss in the 1990s.
President Donald Trump spoke up about the allegations that Jordan was aware of the abuse, stating, "I don't believe them at all".
Jordan was an assistant coach for the Ohio State wrestling team from 1986 to 1994.
"It would have been impossible for Jordan to be unaware", they told NBC.
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Both men, who wrestled for the school in the early "90s, have blamed Jordan for allegedly taking part in a cover-up scheme to hide Strauss" alleged sexual abuse.
The Columbus Dispatch quotes a written statement from Porter Wright Morris & Arthur attorney Kathleen Trafford as saying Jordan was contacted by phone and email but did not respond to the interview requests.
Strauss died in 2005, but in April the university announced it was opening an investigation into accusations he abused members of the wrestling team.
"What happened drove me out of the sport", the former athlete, John Dailey, told NBC News. Additionally, Jordan is being prompted by many colleagues to challenge Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in the upcoming race to succeed Paul Ryan as Speaker, which will be voted on when the new GOP Caucus meets for the first time after the midterm elections.
"I believe Jim Jordan 100 percent".
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"And look, if there are people who are abused, then that's bad and we want justice to happen", he added in his remarks to Politico.
According to a source within Jordan's office, the congressman planned to contact police over repeated emails from DiSabato, which he reportedly said constitute "bullying".
"I participated with [Jordan] and the other wrestlers in locker-room talk about Strauss".
Vitter appeared to be referring to a report published Thursday by the conservative Daily Caller, which noted two of Jordan's accusers, Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts, had histories of engaging in troubling business dealings. "It was very common knowledge in the locker room that if you went to Dr. Strauss for anything, you would have to pull your trousers down". But like so many items in the news, this story is now about Trump, which means that Jordan will gain and lose credibility, as the case may be, from POTUS' embrace.
Dailey said it was "hurtful" Jordan is denying any knowledge of the alleged abuse.
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