President Trump on Monday awarded Rep. Jim Jordan with the Medal of Freedom at a private ceremony amid fallout from last week’s Capitol riot.
The White House released an afternoon statement hailing the Ohio Republican for his investigatory work under the Obama and Trump administrations.
Jordan “worked to unmask the Russia hoax and take on Deep State corruption — confronting senior Justice Department officials for obstructing Congress and exposing the fraudulent origins of the Russia collusion lie,” the White House said.
“His work helped to unearth malfeasance at the highest levels of the United States Government.”
Jordan “led the effort to confront the impeachment witch hunt” and “is an inspiration to freedom-loving Americans everywhere and has distinguished himself as one of the most consequential members of Congress of his generation,” the release said.
The White House also celebrated Jordan’s role investigating, under Obama, the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, the Operation Fast and Furious gun-running scandal involving Mexican cartels and the