WASHINGTON D.C. —Prominent leaders within the conservative movement have widely vocalized their continued support of Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) against the vicious and false accusations. Their statements all vehemently affirm his character and integrity.
A list of conservative supporters and their statements are below:
Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State, Senior Fellow at the Family Research Council
David Bozell, President of ForAmerica
Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony List
Jim DeMint (R-SC), former U.S. Senator of South Carolina and Chairman of the
conservative Partnership Institute
Becky Norton Dunlop, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation
Colin A. Hanna, President of Let Freedom Ring
Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
Cleta Mitchell, former member of Oklahoma House of Representatives, Foley and Lardner LLP
Penny Nance, President of Concerned Women for America
Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council
Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. Founder and Editor in Chief of The American Spectator
Richard Viguiere, Chairman of ConservativeHQ and Founder of American Target Advertising
“Jim Jordan is one of the most exemplary human beings I have ever known. As a fellow Ohioan, he has been a family friend for more than twenty-two years. His continued strength and integrity in the face of such adversity is a testament to the impeccable man that he is and always has been. Jim has work to do on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Buckeye state and the smear campaign against this man is outrageous.” -Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State, Senior Fellow at the Family Research Council
“The recent attack against Rep. Jim Jordan reeks of dirty tricks and is a clear indication that his political enemies, including those in the media, fear Jordan’s leadership star is rising. They fear Jordan because he is one of the only elected officials in Washington who means what he says and says what he means. As for the Speaker’s race, voters across the political spectrum are looking for new blood to replace the current GOP leadership in Washington, and Jim Jordan is the best man for the job.”- David Bozell, President of ForAmerica
“In all of my work in public policy and elections, I’ve never met a man with greater integrity than Jim Jordan.” -Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List
“Jim Jordan isn’t being accused; he’s being railroaded. People like Jim spend a lifetime developing a reputation of honesty and integrity, yet irresponsible media try to destroy that reputation with one misleading story. The accusations do not describe the man of character and courage I’ve known for more than a decade. – Jim DeMint (R-SC), former U.S. Senator of South Carolina and Chairman of the Conservative Partnership Institute
“My friend, Congressman Jim Jordan is under attack by the deep state and it is really a sad state. Jordan is promoted for a leadership role by colleagues and so his enemies do what they have done in this town since the Clintons…the politics of personal destruction. Jordan is a fine man who fights against wrong when he knows about it!” – Becky Norton Dunlop, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow
“Jim Jordan is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful, honest, and upstanding legislators with whom it has ever been my pleasure to work.”-Colin A. Hanna, President of Let Freedom Ring
“Jordan stands out in Washington for his strong moral convictions and his backbone of steel. He’s unafraid to take on a challenge when it’s the right thing to do. I simply do not believe he would have failed to take action if he had been informed of sexual abuse against his student-athletes.” -Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
“To suggest that Rep Jim Jordan would turn a blind eye to any injustice, wrongdoing, immoral or illegal act is absolutely laughable. Anyone who has known and worked with Jim Jordan, as I have, for nearly a decade knows that Rep Jordan never shies from a fight and that he leads the charge whenever there is a hint of something wrong – even to his own political detriment where others prefer to remain silent.
The question I ask is why are these spurious allegations from disreputable sources being fomented against him now? Who is really behind this? It appears to me to be a concerted effort to smear one of the most honorable gentlemen ever to have served in the US House of Representatives. That is what NBC and other news outlets should be investigating…who is behind this? Can it be sources close to those in the Mueller investigation and the Department of Justice who are uncomfortable with Rep Jordan’s relentless pursuit of the truth behind what they have been doing for the past two years? That is much more likely than that these bizarre accusations are based in any facts whatsoever. We know Jim Jordan. We are only now learning about his accusers and there is something smelly about this entire episode.”– Cleta Mitchell, former member of Oklahoma House of Representatives, Foley and Lardner LLP
“I have known Jim Jordan for about a decade and more importantly his staff. In all that time I never heard even a whisper against his character. Wish I could say that about everyone.” -Penny Nance, President of Concerned Women for America
“Character assassination is a tool of the trade in today’s political climate. I’ve known Jim Jordan since he arrived in Congress to reform it. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more principled man.” – Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council
“I remember my first conversation with Jordan over dinner a few years back. Yes, he wanted to talk politics, but first, he wanted to compare Ohio State’s training program with Indiana’s swimming program and he was particularly interested in our coach, the innovative Doc Councilman, swimming’s greatest coach. As the unnamed witness said, even after 30 years Jordan was “all business.” To a two-time NCAA champion, training came even before politics.
How is it that we have arrived at this bizarre point in our history? We are harassing a world-class athlete about vaporous charges going back 30 years when he was an assistant coach. Times have changed, and apparently, they are changing again.” – R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. Founder and Editor in Chief of The American Spectator
“The two former wrestlers accusing Rep. Jordan of ignoring the sexual misconduct by a university physician more than two decades ago have a history of failed business dealings, lawsuits, harassment allegations, and in the case of one accuser, an 18-month prison sentence for fraud. The timing of these allegations, their specious nature and the focus on what Jim Jordan “should have known” smells to high heaven of a political hit by Jordan’s RINO enemies.
This is the lowest and vilest attack yet on a conservative seeking a House leadership post and it tells us the Swamp thinks Jordan is winning the race for Speaker.” –Richard Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ and Founder of American Target Advertising