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Jim Jordan Ridiculed After Claiming Matt Gaetz Is Innocent Of Sex Trafficking Allegations

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) was trolled on Twitter on Wednesday after claiming that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was innocent of any allegations involving underage sex trafficking.

It is worth noting that Jordan has his shares of accusations against him. The Republican lawmaker had been accused by former wrestlers at Ohio State University of covering up sexual abuse by former OSU doctor Richard Strauss during Jordan’s tenure as an OSU wrestling coach.

On Wednesday, Jordan said that he “believe[s] Matt Gaetz” and claimed he is innocent after it was revealed on Tuesday night that he’s being investigated by the Department of Justice for potentially having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old.

Given Jordan’s past, his statement declaring Gaetz’s innocence drew instant ridicule on Twitter. Below are some of the reactions: