The award acknowledges those that have made contributions to nationwide safety, world peace or “cultural or different vital public or non-public endeavors.”
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is about to current one of many nation’s highest civilian honors to 2 of his most outspoken congressional allies, California Rep. Devin Nunes and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, as he seems to be to reward loyalists with simply over two weeks left in his time period.
A White Home official confirmed that Trump would current Nunes with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday. The previous chairman of the Home Intelligence Committee has been an ardent backer of Trump’s throughout probes into Russian interference within the 2016 election and the president’s 2019 impeachment by the Democratic-led Home.
The award, established by President John F. Kennedy, is supposed to acknowledge those that have made an “particularly meritorious contribution” to nationwide safety, world peace, or ”cultural or different vital public or non-public endeavors.”
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The award comes as Trump has been rewarding supporters with the perks and status that include serving on a number of federal advisory boards and commissions earlier than he leaves workplace on Jan. 20.
Jordan, one of many GOP leaders in attempting to undermine confidence within the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election, is anticipated to obtain the award subsequent week. Trump’s intent to current the award to the lawmakers was first reported by The Washington Submit.
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