Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) fired off a message about whistleblowers that his critics find hard to believe.
Jordan and other Republican lawmakers say several “whistleblower” FBI agents are proving their claim that the Justice Department has been politicized.
Critics argue they’re not even true whistleblowers ― and in fact the FBI said two agents interfered with and/or refused to participate in investigations into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Several admitted on Thursday to being paid by a former Trump administration official.
Jordan nonetheless tweeted:
God Bless our brave whistleblowers.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 18, 2023
His critics were quick to point to some whistleblowers that Jordan hasn’t been as quick to embrace: those related to the claims by multiple athletes that Jordan, who was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, ignored molestation allegations against the team’s doctor.
Jordan has denied the allegations.
“I considered Jim Jordan a friend,” whistleblower and former wrestler Mike DiSabato said in 2018. “But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on.”
Jordan’s critics fired back with some reminders: