Nancy Mace on her endorsement of Jim Jordan for Speaker: I’m ‘unaware’ he was accused of covering up sexual abuse

South Carolina GOP Rep. Nancy Mace announced this Sunday that she plans to support Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House after she voted to remove Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the role.

“I will tell you today, I am going to be supporting Jim Jordan for Speaker for a number of reasons,” Mace said in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, mentioning to “his values, his work ethic, his ability to just run circles around everyone with regards to policy and pushing forward.”

“I’m really looking forward to rolling up our sleeves this week, no matter how this shakes out, and working hard for the American people,” she continued, “because we’ve got to stand up for the people. We’ve got to put the American people first and move this country forward and do it in a positive way. And I think he’s going to bring that to the table.”

At one point during the interview, Mace was asked about past allegations that Jordan turned a blind eye to allegations of sexual assault.

“I’m not familiar or aware of that,” Mace replied.

A former captain of Ohio State University’s wrestling team testified that Jordan knew wrestlers on his team were being sexually abused when he served as its assistant coach from 1987 to 1995.

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