Watchdog to file investigation into allegations against Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan sitting.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

A request was filed Monday with the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate the accusations that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) ignored sexual abuse while assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University.

The big picture: Though Jordan denies the allegations, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer and former White House chief ethics lawyer Norman Eisen, said they feel that Jordan's alleged negligence breaks the House of Representatives code of conduct. The rule states house members should conduct themselves “at all times in a manner which shall reflect creditably on the House of Representatives.”