Ohio Republican congressman Jim Jordan, who voted against accepting election results after a violent pro-Trump mob attack on the U.S. Capitol, was awarded the presidential medal of freedom by President Donald Trump.
The congressman was awarded the medal, the highest US civilian honor, during a closed-door ceremony at the White House on Monday. Members of the press were not invited to document the event, according to The Guardian.
Jordan has been one of the president’s strongest allies on the House of Representatives, continuing to object to his electoral defeat last week as other Republicans who previously contested the results withdrew their support as a result of the deadly riots.
His objections to the vote certification failed and President-elect Joe Biden was eventually confirmed as the victor against Trump on Wednesday night.
This is a developing story.