Moments ago, GOP lawmakers picked Jim Jordan to lead the House Judiciary Committee.
Politico reports House GOP lawmakers have picked Rep. Jim Jordan — one of Trump’s most loyal allies on Capitol Hill — to be the next top Republican on the powerful House Judiciary Committee.
During a closed-door meeting on Thursday, the GOP Steering Committee overwhelmingly selected Jordan (R-Ohio) to be the ranking member on the panel, according to multiple people with knowledge of the internal vote. Jordan will replace Rep. Doug Collins, who recently announced a Georgia Senate bid and is required to step down from the top post under Republican Conference rules.
The full conference still needs to approve Jordan for the post, but usually backs the recommendations from the Steering Committee, which includes the top members of GOP leadership — including Jordan’s former rival, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, whose vote carries the most weight.
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican, said it was a “totally unified decision all around.”
Collins is not expected to step down immediately, and leadership has indicated that they would give him time to transition his staff.
Per TCO, earlier in the day, President Trump told a story about meeting Jim Jordan and praised him for his toughness.
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