Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, spoke about when President Donald Trump called him after the death of Jordan’s nephew during his recorded remarks broadcast as part of the Republican National Convention on Monday night.
Republican Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, a staunch defender of President Donald Trump, is poised to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, along with a fellow GOP representative from California.
The Washington Post and Axios were among media outlets reporting Trump’s plans to thus honor Jordan, from Champaign County, and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., with medals, awarded by presidents since John F. Kennedy to spotlight contributions to security or national interests, world peace, or cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
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Axios and the Post said Jordan was expected to be honored sometime next week.
The White House said Nunes deserved America’s highest civilian honor because an investigation into the Obama-Biden administration’s “misconduct during the 2016 election” uncovered “the crime of the century” – albeit one that even Trump’s own justice department as has found no merit in pursuing.
Still, the Trump team said, “Devin Nunes’ courageous actions helped thwart a plot to take down a sitting United States president.”
As of New Year’s Day, Trump had awarded 19 such medals, starting with a posthumous medal to singer Elvis Presley in 2018 to, last month, Iowa wrestler and Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Gable. Others receiving Medals of Freedom from Trump included retired Republican U. S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, pro golfer Tiger Woods and conservative radio’s Rush Limbaugh.
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