Jim Jordan Tapped to Replace Doug Collins as Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has been tapped by Republicans to join the House Judiciary Committee, one of the most coveted positions in Congress.

Jordan emerged as one of the most loyal allies of President Donald Trump during the impeachment inquiry, where he admonished Democrats and conducted some of the toughest questionings of witnesses. He was reportedly selected by Republican lawmakers during a closed-door meeting and received overwhelming support.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo) described it as a “totally unified decision all around” in comments to Politico.

Jordan will replace Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) as the top Republican on the committee. Collins is planning to run for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. Collins will not step down immediately, Politico reported, and it’s expected there will be a transitional period before Jordan steps into the role.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who plans to retire later this year, will temporarily take over Jordan’s spot atop the House Oversight Committee.

Jordan’s profile has risen during Trump’s presidency and he’s also become one of the top fundraisers in the party. During the last three months of 2019, he brought in $1.4 million in donations.

The last step in the process will be a full conference vote on both Jordan’s and Meadow’s, but they should be approved easily. The Steering Committee, which recommended them for the posts, usually gets its way. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) even backed Jordan’s new position, a notable nod of support considering the two were rivals as recently as 2018 when Jordan challenged McCarthy for his minority leadership position.

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  1. WTF are you talking about? The peanut farmer’s years are some of the worst economically in my life!!

    Highest inflation and highest unemployment in the last 60 years!! You need to get your made up facts somewhere else!! I lived through those years! Remember the “misery index”? That was coined because of Carter’s incompetent reign. Remember his “malaise speech”? Typical Democrat blaming everyone but himself for his incompetence. It’s why Carter couldn’t get re- elected!

    It’s clear that you were raised on a planet other than Earth! Either that, or you’re just an effing liar!

  2. Jordan will be a fine replacement for Collins.

    Both were stars in their talent for humiliating the Democrats in their sham impeachment trial against President Trump.

    I wish Collins the best in his pursuit of a Georgia senate chair. The good folks of Georgia have a national treasure in Collins…perhaps a future president. They need some redemption after giving us the “Peanut Farmer”.

    1. The Peanut Farmer had an average of 3.3% GDP growth. Trump keeps saying the economy is the best ever, but he will need GDP growth of at least 5.6% in 2020 to attain Carter’s average. 2017 it was 2.4% In 218 it was 2.9% and 2019 it was 2.3% Even the whitehouse.gov site is not predicting even a 3.0% GDP growth in 2020.

      1. Here ya go, SyPhyllis, via AEI:

        “that zippy 1970s growth came amid high inflation — eventually squeezed out by a nasty early 1980s recession — and high unemployment. The Misery Index averaged 16 under Carter, 6 under Trump. Consumer confidence was collapsing during the Carter years. That’s a big reason why he got walloped by The Gipper. The 1970s was a period when inflation got out of hand and productivity growth downshifted. While we can debate the historical strength of today’s economy, no one should seriously suggest the late-1970s merit consideration as the best ever.”

        Again, I lived it. The Carter years sucked and nobody was hiring. A big reason, and big scholarship is why I continued to pursue graduate school until things improved under Reagan.

        You should really STFU when it comes to things you know NOTHING about.

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