Sexual abuse is now officially a conservative movement value

Sexual abuse is now officially a conservative movement value

by digby

These people all thought Judge Roy Moore was a good guy too:

A handful of conservative groups are joining an effort to elect Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a member of the House Freedom Caucus and fierce ally of President Trump, as House speaker or minority leader after the November elections, Politico reported Wednesday.

These groups have rallied around Jordan despite multiple former Ohio State University wrestlers, who Jordan coached, accusing him of ignoring the team doctor’s systematic sexual abuse. The groups include Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, the Conservative Leadership Fund, Tea Party Patriots, and For America, according to the Politico report.

Per Politico, “more than 1,000 conservatives” apparently support Jordan enough to appear at an upcoming Sept. 26 rally in support of his bid for the speakership.

Clearly, Republicans have no problem with powerful men abusing and assaulting women and young girls. Look at the president and the aforementioned Moore. But Jordan is credibly accused of knowing about and turning a blind eye to a male doctor who sexually harassed dozens of male athletes. Obviously, sexual abuse is bad no matter who does it and to whom but public exposure of a Republican associated with gay activity of any kind used to be a deal breaker for the hard core right-wingers. (They've always been fine with it as long as the pol was able to stay in the closet.) Today, anything goes as long as they are loyal to Dear Leader and are willing to win by any means necessary.

It's a weird kind of progress that they are now as willing to ignore gay sexual abuse as they are to ignore straight sexual abuse but I think that might be missing the point.

Jordan, by the way, is a guy who will eagerly start locking up Democrats if he gets the chance. He really is that bad. The worst of the worst. He makes Newt Gingrich look like a statesman. No redeeming qualities whatsoever.