'Scraping the bottom of the barrel': Internet mocks GOP’s decision to promote Jim Jordan
Jim Jordan appears on ABC (screen grab)

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: