Rep. Devin Nunes will resign from Congress to join Trump Media
Republican Rep. Devin Nunes "got a job offer that he can’t refuse," a source told Fox News.
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Representative Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is resigning from Congress this month after serving since 2003.
The congressman will take over as CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) in January 2022, according to a press release from the start-up.
Former President Donald Trump welcomed Nunes to his company, saying, "Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader. He will make an excellent CEO of TMTG. Devin understands that we must stop the liberal media and Big Tech from destroying the freedoms that make America great. America is ready for TRUTH Social and the end to censorship and political discrimination."
Nunes said, "The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship. The United States of America made the dream of the Internet a reality and it will be an American company that restores the dream. I'm humbled and honored President Trump has asked me to lead the mission and the world class team that will deliver on this promise."
The former chair of the House Intelligence Committee remains close to former President Donald Trump, who awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January 2021.
A source told Fox News Nunes "got a job offer that he can’t refuse."
TMTG raised more than $1 billion from investors in December. The group will launch a social media app TRUTH Social by February 2022. The start-up plans to eventually feature an online television network available via subscription.
Nunes would have been up for reelection in 2022. California redistricting would have made campaigning significantly more difficult. Cook Political Report editor Dave Wasserman said Nunes' new district would flip from voting for Trump by 5% to voting for Biden by 9%.