On Thursday, the House Republican Steering Committee decided to move Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) into the ranking membership of the House Judiciary Committee, replacing Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) who is mounting a bid for Senate. Jordan previously served as ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, a position that will now be taken by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC).
Commenters on social media mocked the new leadership role for Jordan, who is beloved by Trump supporters for his habit of shouting down liberals in committee but carries with him a large amount of political baggage and controversy. Many on Twitter used the nickname "Gym Jordan," a reference to his alleged refusal to report sexual assault of Ohio State students while he worked as a wrestling coach:
@juliegraceb @Jim_Jordan @Olivia_Beavers Jim Jordan, 2018: “I never took the bar exam, so don't, like - I'm not -… https://t.co/2SjC0kbQZb— Geoff Coe (@Geoff Coe)1581030312.0
@MZanona @NoahCRothman Jordan is an embarrassment to Ohio.— Beth bowman (@Beth bowman)1581030720.0
@MZanona Scraping the bottom of the barrel...— Jilli Brown (@Jilli Brown)1581029422.0
@MZanona Why not? We know he is strong on justice. https://t.co/faIVd6OKof— CarrieT 🇺🇸 (@CarrieT 🇺🇸)1581030188.0
@sfpelosi Also he never passed the bar. And Matt Gaetz never passes a bar. I'll show myself out.— MemeWrangler (@MemeWrangler)1581032054.0