Jim Jordan Bashes CNN for Airing Interviews With Ex-Ohio State Wrestler: ‘He Has a Vendetta’
During an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier on Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) called out CNN for having former Ohio State wrestler and accuser Michael DiSabato on three times without doing their “homework” first.
Just moments before, Jordan had said that the whole thing amounted to “conversations in a locker room” being expressly different from reports of abuse.
Baier then asked him what he thought the motivation was then if his accusers are not, as Jordan suggested, telling the truth.
“You would have to ask them,” Jordan replied. “I would tell with you with Mike DiSabato — Mike DiSabato has a vendetta against Ohio State. He lost a licensing agreement with Ohio State. He Is he out to get Ohio State. He has a vendetta against our family. He was arrested just five months ago threatening Chris Spielman‘s lawyer and Chris Spielman. He’s got all kinds of lawsuits against him. And what bothers me more than that is the fact that CNN puts him on TV three times in one day with — I mean, if they would have done their homework instead of rushing to put someone on TV who’s had a criminal record, all kinds of lawsuits against him saying these kind of false things, but and waited for —to get the real facts about this guy’s background.”
Baier then noted that it wasn’t just DiSabato making the accusations.
Jordan though, was undeterred, at one point in the interview once again smearing DiSaboto and CNN for putting him on the air.
“Mike DiSabato, his whole pattern is to latch on to high profile people for personal gain,” Jordan insisted after vowing to get to the truth in the matter. “Chris Spielman and then he gets — harasses Spielman’s lawyer and is arrested for it,” Jordan told Baier. “Karen Mendoza who sets up a fund for Ray Mendoza who was a Big 10 runner-up for us a great kid. I recruited that kid out of New Jersey. Gave everything he had for us and then gave everything he had for our country and he’s taken money from that fund and CNN puts him on three times to say things that are not true.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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