President Donald Trump has made the decision to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).
An anonymous Republican source said that Nunes is set to receive the nation’s highest civilian award for his role in exposing the origins of the Russian collusion hoax, Breitbart reported Sunday. Without Nunes, Americans would have likely never learned the truth of how Democrats tried to undermine the president.
Nunes is a former chairman and the current ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Nunes fought through the mainstream media’s attacks, the Democratic Party, and the whole Never-Trump wing of the Republican Party to discover the truth concerning the Russian collusion narrative used against the president.
He even faced a frivolous ethics investigation brought by progressive groups attempting to dissuade him from pursuing his investigation of the infamous Russia collusion hoax. While Nunes was cleared of any wrongdoing, he was still sidelined as chairman temporarily.
Even after the alleged hoax was exposed, Nunes has continued to fight against censorship by Big Tech companies.
A statement from the White House described that Nunes exposed “the Obama-Biden administration’s misconduct during the 2016 election.” He started the work that “began to unearth the crime of the century,” the White House said. “A plot to take down a sitting United States president.”
After news broke of Trump’s plans to give Nunes the award, it didn’t take long for the mainstream media to start sniping at both the president and Nunes.
The mainstream media is framing the award as Trump rewarding his loyal lapdogs, rather than acknowledging the genuine corruption that Nunes has been fighting. Without him and his boundless fighting spirit, Democrats would never have had to answer the difficult questions about the Russian collusion hoax.
According to NPR, the White House statement said Nunes “had the fortitude to take on the media, the FBI, the Intelligence Community, the Democrat Party, foreign spies, and the full power of the Deep State. Devin paid a price for his courage. The media smeared him and liberal activists opened a frivolous and unjustified ethics investigation, dragging his name through the mud for eight long months.”
The left continues to accuse Nunes of igniting a hyper-partisan conflict in Congress. Still, the reality is that Democrats began embracing hyper-partisan conduct when they refused to acknowledge Trump’s legitimacy.
Nunes is an example for all Republicans to exemplify. His courage in the face of overwhelming force is something that Republicans need to aspire to, especially as most Republicans continue to bow down to pressure from Democrats.