Republicans tap close Trump ally to serve on impeachment panel


FILE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaks to members of the news media during the ongoing impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Representative Jim Jordan, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s fiercest defenders in Congress, has been assigned to serve on the House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee, which is leading the impeachment inquiry into the president, the top House Republican said on Friday.

Jordan’s appointment, announced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, comes ahead of public impeachment hearings planned by the committee next week.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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