Jim Jordan (American politician)
|Ranking Member of the |
House Oversight Committee
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Elijah Cummings|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 4th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Mike Oxley|
|Member of the Ohio Senate|
from the 12th district
January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006
|Preceded by||Robert R. Cupp|
|Succeeded by||Keith Faber|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives|
from the 85th district
January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2000
|Preceded by||Jim Davis|
|Succeeded by||Derrick Seaver|
James Daniel Jordan
February 17, 1964
Urbana, Ohio, U.S.
|Education||University of Wisconsin–Madison (BS)|
Ohio State University (MA)
Capital University (JD)
James Daniel Jordan (born February 17, 1964) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 4th congressional district since 2007. A member of the Republican Party, he has been the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee since 2019. Jordan is a founding member of the Freedom Caucus, which he chaired from its establishment in 2015 until 2017. His district stretches from Lake Erie to just below Urbana in the north-central and western portions of the state and includes Lima, Marion, Tiffin, Urbana and Elyria.
Jordan is often identified as a particularly ardent supporter and close ally of President Donald Trump.
- 1 Early life, education and early career
- 2 Political career
- 2.1 Ohio General Assembly
- 2.2 U.S. House of Representatives
- 2.3 Political positions
- 2.4 2013 U.S. government shutdown
- 3 Criticism and controversies
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Political campaigns
- 6 Electoral history
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life, education and early career
Jordan earned a master's degree in education from Ohio State University in Columbus and obtained a J.D. degree from Ohio's Capital University Law School in 2001. He has not taken the bar examination.
Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach with Ohio State University's (OSU) wrestling program from 1987 to 1995.
Ohio General Assembly
Jordan was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in November 1994 and represented the 85th Ohio House district for three terms.
In 2000, Jordan defeated independent candidate Jack Kaffenberger to win a seat in the Ohio Senate with 88% of the vote. In 2004, Jordan defeated Kaffenberger again, this time with 79% of the vote.
U.S. House of Representatives
Jordan currently represents Ohio's 4th Congressional District. A three-judge federal panel unanimously ruled in May, 2019 that Ohio’s congressional district map is unconstitutional due to partisan gerrymandering and ordered the state to create a new map in time for the 2020 Election.
Jordan won the Republican primary for the 4th district in 2006 after 26-year incumbent Mike Oxley announced his retirement. Jordan defeated Democrat Rick Siferd in the general election with 60 percent of the votes.
Jordan was reelected in 2008, defeating Democrat Mike Carroll with 65 percent of the votes.
Jordan was reelected in 2010, defeating Democrat Doug Litt and Libertarian Donald Kissick with 71 percent of the votes.
During the 114th Congress, Jordan was one of the nine founders the House Freedom Caucus, a bloc of conservatives working to "to advance an agenda of limited constitutional government" in Congress. He served as the group's first chairman.
Jordan received a vote for speaker of the 113th Congress from a fellow conservative, Tea Party Caucus chairman Tim Huelskamp of Kansas. Jordan received two votes for speaker during the 114th Congress.
On July 26, 2018, Jordan announced his bid for house speaker following resignation of Paul Ryan, but lost to Kevin McCarthy. His campaign ended when Democrats took the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Subsequently, Jordan campaigned for house minority leader, but lost his bid to California Republican Kevin McCarthy in a 159–43 vote.
- Committee on the Judiciary
- Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (ranking member)
- House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi
- Committee on Intelligence (Temporary)
- Freedom Caucus
- Congressional Constitution Caucus
- Congressional Western Caucus
- U.S.-Japan Caucus
On May 2, 2014, Jordan introduced House Resolution 565 entitled Calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service that passed on May 7, 2014.
In March 2017, Jordan criticized the newly introduced American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement bill for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, calling it an unacceptable form of "Obamacare Lite." On May 4, 2017, he voted to pass a revised version of the legislation.
On June 13, 2018, Jordan and Mark Meadows (R-NC) filed a resolution to compel the Department of Justice to provide certain documents to Congress relating to the ongoing congressional investigations of interference by Russia in the 2016 election. The resolution asserted that the DOJ was stonewalling congressional oversight and sought to give the DOJ seven days from its enactment to turn over documents related to both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller as well as various decisions made by the FBI during the 2016 presidential election. Jordan issued a press release that stated: "This resolution gives the DOJ seven days to turn over the documents that they owe Congress. Rod Rosenstein threatened congressional staff. When the bully picks on your little brother, you have to respond. It's time for House Leadership to stand up and pass this resolution."
On July 25, 2018, Jordan and Mark Meadows introduced Articles of Impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who they accused of "intentionally withholding embarrassing documents and information, knowingly hiding material investigative information from Congress, various abuses of the FISA process, and failure to comply with congressional subpoenas, among others. Jordan stated that impeachment was necessary because: “The DOJ is keeping information from Congress. Enough is enough. It’s time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress’s constitutional oversight role.” 
In Congress, Jordan is among the most conservative Republicans, earning a perfect score from the American Conservative Union. He has voted consistently for pro-life legislation and was endorsed by Ohio Right to Life in 2012. During the 112th Congress, he was one of 40 "staunch" members of the Republican Study Committee who frequently voted against Republican party leadership and vocally expressed displeasure with House bills.
Asked by Anderson Cooper in April 2018 whether he had ever heard President Trump tell a lie, Jordan said "I have not" and "nothing comes to mind." He also said, "I don't know that [Mr. Trump has ever] said something wrong that he needs to apologize for."
While serving in the Ohio Senate, Jordan supported the Tax and Expenditure Limitation Amendment, a state constitutional amendment that would require a vote of the people to raise taxes or increase spending over certain limits.
In July 2008, Jordan was the first member of Congress to sign the "No Climate Tax" pledge drafted by the conservative political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, founded by the Koch brothers.
In Congress, Jordan voted to open the Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling, prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, and bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. He voted against enforcing limits on carbon dioxide (CO
2) global warming pollution, tax credits for renewable electricity, tax incentives for renewable energy and energy conservation, and curtailing subsidies for oil and gas company exploration.
In April 2019, Jordan warned pharmaceutical companies not to comply with a request for information sent by Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chair of the House Oversight Committee, about how pharmaceutical companies set prescription drug prices. Jordan suggested that Cummings would leak cherry-picked information in an attempt to harm the stock prices of pharmaceutical companies.
Trump administration, Special Counsel and FBI
Jordan has been a stalwart supporter of President Donald Trump. In December 2017, Jordan sought to discredit the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Jordan questioned the impartiality of Mueller, and called on Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to use his authority to disband the Mueller investigation or create a second special counsel to simultaneously investigate Mueller himself. Rosenstein rejected the request, saying that he could not appoint another special counsel as there was not any credible allegation of any potential crime. The New York Times noted that Republicans increasingly criticised Mueller's investigation after it "delivered a series of indictments to high-profile associates of the president and evidence that at least two of them are cooperating with the inquiry". In July 2018, Jordan led efforts to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a way to shut down the Special Counsel's investigation. During a hearing on July 12, 2018, Jordan repeatedly interrupted FBI agent Peter Strzok while Strzok tried to explain that he couldn't answer specific questions in order to preserve the confidentiality of an ongoing investigation. Jordan's behavior caused committee Democrats to protest his dilatory tactics and to allow Strzok to respond. They also objected to Jordan's exceeding his allowed time for questioning. House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Republican Bob Goodlatte, admonished Jordan for his repeated interruptions of the witness.
In July 2018, Jordan, along with Mark Meadows called on the Department of Justice to "review allegations that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena phone records and documents from a House Intelligence Committee staffer". In their written request, the two wrote that in his use of investigative powers, Rosenstein had retaliated "against rank-and-file (congressional) staff members", therefore abusing his authority. Talking to John Catsimatidis on WNYM, Jordan said he would force a vote on the impeachment of Rosenstein if the DOJ does not deliver documents Congress requested.
In March 2019, Jordan came under criticism from House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler on the grounds of anti-Semitic messagery on Twitter while urging Nadler to resist calls for presidential impeachment.
During Robert Mueller's testimony to two congressional committees on July 24, 2019, Jordan asked Mueller why he never charged Joseph Mifsud with lying to the FBI while George Papadopoulos was charged for lying about Mifsud. Jordan said: "Mifsud is the guy who told Papadopoulos [about Russian dirt], he was the guy who started it all, yet when the FBI interviews him, he lies three times. You don't charge him." Mueller responded: "Well I can't get into it and it's obvious, I think, that we can't get into charging decisions."
On Nov 8th, Republicans formally made Rep. Jim Jordan a temporary member of the House Intelligence Committee, allowing him to lead the defense for President Donald Trumps public impeachment hearings. GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted about the move for Jordan, stating that Jordan's position was temporary and that Rep Rick Crawford would rejoin the Intelligence Committee "when this Democrat charade is over."
2013 U.S. government shutdown
Jordan criticized Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling. In 2010, Jordan was chair of the Republican Study Committee, and during the U.S. government shutdown of 2013, he was still considered its most powerful member. That group was the primary proponent and executor of the Republican Congressional strategy to force a government shutdown, in order to force changes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Criticism and controversies
In a Politico article published October 29, 2017, John Boehner, former Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, called Jordan "an asshole". Boehner said "Jordan was a terrorist as a legislator going back to his days in the Ohio house and senate."
Jordan and Warren Davidson (R., Ohio) were the only members of the Ohio Congressional delegation that voted in October 2019 against a bipartisan resolution that passed the House 354-60 condemning President Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Syria.
On October 23, 2019, Jordan joined two dozen other Republicans in a coordinated attempt to disrupt a hearing before the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where Republican and Democratic congressional members planned to take testimony from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper. One committee member said, "It was the closest thing I've seen around here to mass civil unrest as a member of Congress." The group staged a sit-in outside the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) hearing room. Curiously, some of the Republicans who participated (notably Jim Jordan) actually already did have access to the hearings as members of three committees participating in the testimony. Furthermore, contrary to some claims made at the time, Republican committee members had the opportunity to ask questions of the witnesses during the deposition.
In describing the "stand-in", Jordan said: "the members have just had it, and they want to be able to see and represent their constituents and find out what's going on." The next day, Jordan appeared on Fox News to reminisce about the events of the prior day, saying that "Adam Schiff is doing this unfair, partisan process in secret and our members finally said, 'Enough'...We're sooo frustrated. They reached a boiling point and these guys marched in and said 'we want to know what's going on.'" As a member of the Oversight Committee, Jordan had full and unfetterred access to the hearing that he stood on a milkcrate to theatrically protest for the benefit of the assembled media.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson wrote to the House Sergeant-at-Arms about Jordan, Alabama Representative Bradley Byrne, and others, requesting that he take action regarding their "unprecedented breach of security." South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham admonished his House colleagues for their tactic, calling them "nuts" for having made a "run on the SCIF." In the 116th Congress, the chair and twelve Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee were appointed by the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, who is an ex-officio member, as is the House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, who appointed the ranking member, Devin Nunes, and eight other Republicans. Each side gets equal time to question witnesses appearing before the committee.
The Ohio State University abuse scandal
Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach with The Ohio State University's (OSU) wrestling program from 1987 to 1995. OSU opened an investigation in April 2018 that looked into allegations of sexual misconduct by the former wrestling team's physician, Richard Strauss; Strauss was the team physician during Jordan's tenure as assistant coach. Strauss committed suicide in 2005. In early July 2018, at least eight former wrestlers said that Jordan had been aware of, but did not respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by Strauss. In July 2018, Jordan's congressional office released a statement in which he and former head wrestling coach Russ Hellickson denied knowing about Strauss's alleged abuse. Former wrestling team members David Range, Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts asserted that Jordan knew of Strauss's misconduct. No wrestlers have accused Jordan of sexual misconduct. Jordan was named in a lawsuit against the university by four former wrestlers.
Former Ohio State wrestlers (including ex-UFC fighter Mark Coleman) allege that Hellickson, who was Jordan's mentor, allegedly reached out to two ex-team members and pressured them to support Jordan a day after they accused the congressman of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse. The former wrestlers said their ex-coach made it clear to them he was under pressure from Jordan to obtain statements of support from members of the team. DiSabato has revealed information--corroborated by another former wrestler--indicating that Jordan; his brother, high school wrestling coach Jeff Jordan; and Hellickson each called Coleman’s parents to pressure Coleman to recant his accusation that Jordan knew of the abuse.
Jordan has refused to cooperate with investigations into Strauss. On July 13, 2018, the editorial board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer asserted that "Jim Jordan must acknowledge what he knew". Jordan has responded to the allegations describing his accusers as "pawns in a political plot".
Jordan and his wife Polly live near Urbana in central Champaign County. He was introduced to his future wife by Polly’s brothers. Jim Jordan explained in an interview with the Washington Examiner in 2014 that he competed in wrestling with Polly’s brothers. He told the newspaper, “I decided it would be a lot more fun wrestling with Polly than her brothers.” They started dating when he was 13 and she was 14. They have four children and two grandchildren.
U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio 4th District
2008 - defeated Mike Carroll.
2010 - defeated Doug Litt (D) and Donald Kissick (L).
2012 - defeated Jim Slone (D) and Chris Kalla (L).
2014 - defeated Janet Garrett (D).
2016 - defeated Janet Garrett (D).
2018 - defeated Janet Garrett (D).
|Election results of Jim Jordan|
|1998||Ohio House of Representatives||General||R||23,763||68.36%||Robert Burns||D||10,999||31.64%|
|2000||Ohio Senate||General||R||99,803||76.94%||Jack Kaffenberger Sr.||D||15,545||11.98%||Debra Mitchell||NL||14,373||11.08%|
|2004||Ohio Senate||General||R||118,193||79.27%||Jack Kaffenberger Sr.||I||30,902||20.73%|
|2006||U.S. House of Representatives||General||R||129,958||59.99%||Richard E. Siferd||D||86,678||40.01%|
|2008||U.S. House of Representatives||General||R||186,154||65.17%||Mike Carroll||D||99,499||34.83%|
|2010||U.S. House of Representatives||General||R||146,029||71.49%||Doug Litt||D||50,533||24.74%||Donald Kissick||L||7,708||3.77%|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives||General||R||182,643||58.35%||Jim Slone||D||114,214||36.49%||Chris Kalla||L||16,141||5.16%|
|2014||U.S. House of Representatives||General||R||125,907||67.67%||Janet Garrett||D||60,165||32.33%|
|2016||U.S. House of Representatives||General||R||210,227||67.99%||Janet Garrett||D||98,981||32.01%|
|2018||U.S. House of Representatives||General||R||164,640||65.41%||Janet Garrett||D||87,061||34.59%|
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Career History: ... Assistant wrestling coach at The Ohio State University (OSU) (1987–1995) ... After graduating in 1986, Jordan returned to his home state to work as an assistant wrestling coach at OSU for nine years.
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|Ohio House of Representatives|
| Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 85th district
Robert R. Cupp
| Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 12th district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district
| Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee|
|Party political offices|
| Chair of the Republican Study Committee
|New office|| Chair of the Freedom Caucus
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| United States Representatives by seniority