Unlike someone like a Paul Ryan RINO, Jim Jordan has been a true Trump supporter and a great American!
And now comes great news.
Earlier in the week, Jim Jordan became the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee after considering a spot on the Judiciary Committee.
Jordan revealed he had spoken with GOP members about serving on the committee saying “I just went in and told them I am interested in the position.”
Love it Jim!
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CNN had more:
Rep. Jim Jordan is expected to be the top Republican on the influential House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the next Congress, after the GOP Ohioan dropped his effort to be President Donald Trump's chief defender on the House Judiciary Committee.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who will be the House's no. 2 Republican next year, said the Steering Committee, whose members decide which Republicans will be the top GOP member on each committee, had decided Jordan would get the Oversight Committee position, after Jordan expressed interest in the position to the committee on Thursday evening.
The race developed rapidly when Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who had previously expressed interest in the role, met together off of the room where the Steering Committee was gathered. After an extended period of time, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy walked into the room and invited Jordan to go into the room where Steering was deliberating.
One source on the Steering Committee told CNN that the vote for Jordan was unanimous.
Meadows later said, "It's one of the few times where you can rejoice in somebody else's success, and I rejoice in Jim Jordan's willingness to serve on Oversight and, quite frankly, I think it's a unifying day for our conference."
Reporters delivered the news to Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the Democrat who is expected to chair Oversight. Cummings said he hoped they could return the committee to "civility."
Earlier, Jordan's office announced that he is no longer running for the top Republican slot on the Judiciary Committee after a spokesman from his office told CNN it was made clear to Jordan that leadership would be selecting someone else for the job.
Two other candidates -- Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot and Georgia Rep. Doug Collins -- were already running. A source familiar told CNN the Steering Committee selected Collins. He will still have to be ratified by full conference, but Collins is likely to be the next Judiciary ranking member and a foil to Democrat Jerry Nadler of New York, who is expected to become chairman.
The news comes just days after Jordan announced he was interested in running for the post, leaving members of the Steering Committee scratching their heads. Jordan had long been seen as a potential candidate to fill the ranking member slot on the House Oversight Committee where he had the most seniority. Seniority doesn't guarantee Jordan would have been selected for the position, but it is a factor for the Steering Committee.
And from NBC News:
On Thursday night, House Republicans selected the ranking members of the congressional committees poised to unleash an investigative tsunami against the Trump presidency. With the dust settled, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Doug Collins of Georgia will take center stage as the top Republicans on the House oversight and judiciary committees, respectively. In these spots, Jordan and Collins will play crucial roles in the fight to block Democratic efforts to investigate topics like President Donald Trump's tax returns — and perhaps even argue for his impeachment.
With Democrats poised to aim a "subpoena cannon" at the Trump administration, these positions are the equivalent of White House public defenders.
With Democrats poised to aim a "subpoena cannon" at the Trump administration, these positions are the congressional equivalent of White House bodyguards. Trump is obsessed with the reality show dynamic of government (see Brett Kavanaugh's performance at his confirmation hearing), so you can be sure that Trump wants Jordan and Collins to assume an aggressive and visible position as soon as possible. Effectively, he wants them to pass the Fox News test.
Jordan, who had earlier withdrawn his bid to be the ranking member on the judiciary committee, comes with plenty of baggage of his own. Several wrestlers he used to coach at Ohio State told NBC News that he did nothing to protect them from an abusive team doctor. Trump stood by Jordan, however, and the Ohio congressman seems to remain a presidential favorite.