Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters that GOP Rep. Jim Jordan should cooperate with investigators “rather than deny and dismiss” accusations that he was aware of the problem.
Jordan has denied knowledge of the problem, and other wrestlers have defended him.
Jordan has said he will cooperate with an Ohio State investigation.
Asked about Jordan, Pelosi said that as a lawmaker, Jordan has frequently said, “So and so should have known this, should have known that.” That was an apparent reference to Jordan’s aggressive tactics in House investigations in recent years to subjects including the FBI’s investigation of the connection between Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign.
Jordan has been defended in recent days by the House’s top three Republican leaders: Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.