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Justice Clarence Thomas' wife dismisses wrestlers who say they were sexually assaulted under Jim Jordan's watch

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas defended Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Monday, claiming Jordan is "under attack" because he "threatens the elite." Jordan has come under criticism over his repeated denials of knowing anything about allegations of rampant sexual abuse by Ohio State University's team doctor when Jordan was serving as an assistant wrestling coach at the school.

President Trump has told reporters that he doesn't believe the wrestlers, who say they told Jordan about the abuse and that it was an open secret at the school. In a legal filing, one wrester claims the doctor sexually assaulted or raped "a minimum of 1,500/2,000 athletes at OSU from 1978 through 1998."

While many have observed that the wife of a Supreme Court justice is perhaps not the best positioned individual to be bashing "the elite," her husband also notably faced a sexual harassment scandal of his own during his confirmation hearings in 1991.