President Trump on Monday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Republican Jim Jordan, the Republican from Ohio who has been a high-profile congressional advocate for Trump throughout his presidency.
A White House statement credited Jordan with its efforts to fight the Democrat-led impeachment effort against President Trump last year that ended without a Senate conviction.
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“Early last year, Jordan was named a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and led the effort to face the impeachment witch hunt,” the White House said. “He is an inspiration to freedom-loving Americans around the world and has distinguished himself as one of the most important members of Congress of his generation.
Last week, the president also presented the award to Representative Devin Nunes, R-California, another congressional ally.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the country’s highest civilian honor. According to the White House, it is awarded by the president to persons “who have made particularly meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural initiatives or other public enterprises. or important private ”.
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Jordan has served in Congress for the past 14 years and served on the House Oversight Committee. The White House has given him oversight of the Obama era, IRS and Benghazi “Fast and Furious” controversies.
In addition, he also worked to unmask the Russian hoax and tackle deep state corruption – confronting senior Justice Department officials for obstructing Congress and exposing the fraudulent origins of the lie. of collusion with Russia, ”said the White House. “His work has helped uncover wrongdoing at the highest levels of the United States government. ”