GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, of Ohio, got more than he bargained for after tweeting more anti-vaxxer talking points on Tuesday.
“Ohio should ban all vaccine mandates,” Jordan wrote —only to receive a swift reminder of his past.
“Ohio should mandate sexual assault reporting for coaches,” Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell replied.
Swalwell was referring to Jordan’s time as assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, where he was accused of ignoring molestation claims against the team’s doctor. Although Jordan denied those charges, several athletes have corroborated the story.
Other Twitter users piled on with their thoughts on his anti-vax message:
Ohio should ban all vaccine mandates.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 12, 2021
Ohio should mandate sexual assault reporting for coaches. https://t.co/aEu6JKAL9m
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) October 12, 2021
List of Ohio mandated vaccines that Rep Jordan never once objected to & 100% submitted to prior to COVID vaccine:
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) October 12, 2021
Dear @Jim_Jordan: Do you think the smallpox vaccine mandate or the polio vaccine mandate for schools should be eliminated first?
Or perhaps the whooping cough vaccine mandate? My cousin’s friend says that is overrated. Ohio can be the whooping cough capital of the world. https://t.co/46TEvQLb2p
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 13, 2021
Gym Jordan: Ohio should ban vaccine mandates
Everybody: Congress should ban coaches who cover up sexual assault & beg victims not to come forward
“Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling on the 4th of July, begging me to go against my brother, begging me crying for half an hour”
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) October 12, 2021
Ohio should ban all clothing mandates!! How dare the government tell me I need to wear pants in public! Naked freedoms!
— Rico&Bella (@RicoBella2) October 12, 2021
Jim Jordan should be spending the rest of his life trying to protect children in an attempt to make up for his past sins.
Instead he’s spending it endangering people with misinformation.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) October 13, 2021
Today would be a good day for Jim Jordan to confess what Trump told him on January 6th.
— Jeff Sites for Congress (@Sites4Congress) October 12, 2021