The House Freedom Caucus voted unanimously on Tuesday to support Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan amid allegations that he ignored claims of sexual abuse while he was a wrestling coach at Ohio State University.
“Jim Jordan is a man of integrity, and we believe him and stand with him 100 percent,” reads a statement from the caucus’s Twitter account.
Jordan is a co-founder of the caucus, which consists of conservative and libertarian Republicans.
North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the caucus and a close ally of Jordan’s, told reporters that Jordan has the “unanimous support” of the nearly three dozen Freedom Caucus members. Meadows also said that there were unspecified “motives at play” to take down Jordan.