A group of House Republicans has joined forces to advocate for awarding former President Donald Trump the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor granted by the Legislative Branch. Fox News obtained a draft resolution aiming to recognize Trump for “his exceptional leadership and dedication to strengthening America’s diplomatic relations during his presidency.”

The long-shot effort is led by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-LA) and has the backing of at least six other Republicans, including House GOP Chief Deputy Whip Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA). “Despite the liberal media’s attempts to spread fear, America and the world were undoubtedly safer under President Donald Trump,” Luna told the news outlet. “One of our duties in Congress is to honor those who have contributed significantly to our nation, and that’s why I’m introducing this legislation.”

Former presidents such as George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan have received Congressional Gold Medals. However, given the current political climate, with Republicans holding a narrow majority in the House and Democrats leading the Senate, it is unlikely that Trump will receive the award in the near future, The Daily Wire reported.

As Trump pursues another term in the White House, his GOP supporters in Congress have introduced various measures to honor him. For instance, last month, Reschenthaler spearheaded a House Republican effort to rename Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia as Donald J. Trump International Airport.

As he campaigns, Trump is also battling criminal cases at both the federal and state levels, claiming that prosecutors are conducting a politically motivated “witch hunt” against him. During an ongoing hush-money trial in New York City, congressional Republicans and other supporters have appeared alongside Trump to show their support for the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) appeared at the Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday, stating that it is “painfully obvious” that Trump is being unfairly targeted by Democrats.


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