Mooo.  The GOP “farmer” in the hell, gets his participation trophy at the Battle of Bowling Green.

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

GW Bush: Nelson Mandela, Julia Child, Muhammad Ali

Obama: Harvey Milk, Toni Morrison, Gloria Steinem

Trump: Rush Limbaugh, Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan

“Devin Nunes’ courageous actions helped thwart a plot to take down a sitting United States president.”

 facts show that far from being a hero, as Trump portrays him, Nunes has actually harmed the nation by fueling the bitter partisan divide that has splintered America’s political system.

The list of reasons Nunes should not be given the medal could go on. Suffice to say, Nunes has proven to Trump that he is worthy of one award:

The Presidential Medal of Fealty.

Nunes repeatedly claimed that Ukraine had attempted to influence the 2016 United States presidential election, one of the conspiracy theories related to the Trump–Ukraine scandal.[115][116]

In March 2017 the U.S. House intelligence committee, which Nunes chaired at the time, launched an investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. On April 6, 2017, he temporarily stepped aside from leading that investigation while the Office of Congressional Ethics investigated allegations (which Nunes denied) that he had improperly disclosed classified information to the public.[3][4] In December 2017 the Republican-majority U.S. House Committee on Ethics closed its investigation without taking any action against Nunes.[5]

In February 2018, Nunes publicly released the Nunes memo, a four-page memorandum alleging an FBI conspiracy against Donald Trump. Nunes subsequently began an investigation of the FBI and the Justice Department for allegedly abusing their powers in an attempt to hurt Trump.[6][7]

In February 2017, Nunes, who served on the Trump transition team, was the first leading House Republican to deny that the intelligence community had evidence of contact between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.[84] He rejected repeated calls for an investigation by a select committee,[85][86] saying the House should not engage in a “witch hunt” and that “at this point, there’s nothing there”.[86] Nunes also rejected calls that he request President Trump’s tax returns.[84] At a White House communications aide’s request, Nunes spoke to a reporter for The Wall Street Journal to challenge a story about the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia.[87]

When Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned after it was revealed that he had allegedly misled Mike Pence about his communication with Russian officials, Nunes said he would not seek to investigate Flynn’s ties to Russia: “From everything that I can see, his conversations with the Russian ambassador—he was doing this country a favor, and he should be thanked for it.”[88]


Nunes has filed multiple lawsuits characterized as Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (“SLAPP“). Experts have described the lawsuits as “unlikely to succeed” and “virtually free of merit”.[134][135]

On March 18, 2019, Nunes filed a defamation lawsuit against TwitterElizabeth “Liz” Mair, Mair Strategies LLC, and the Twitter accounts, “Devin Nunes’s Mom” (@DevinNunesMom) and “Devin Nunes’s Cow” (@DevinCow), seeking $250 million in damages.[136] As the story went viral, the popularity of the defendants’ accounts soared, gaining more followers than Nunes’s own account.[137] The San Francisco Chronicle cited this as an example of the Streisand Effect.[138] Kathryn Watson of CBS News said the filing was “particularly interesting” because in 2018 Nunes supported the “Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act”.[137] A filing to quash a subpoena argued that “no reasonable person would believe that Devin Nunes’s cow actually has a Twitter account” as cows “do not have the intelligence, language, or opposable digits needed to operate a Twitter account”.[139] On June 24, 2020, a judge ruled that Twitter was immune from Nunes’s suit because of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.[140]