Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes is planning to resign from Congress at the end of this year. According to Fox News, a source confirmed that Nunes “got a job offer that he can’t refuse” as the CEO of a new Trump media organization.
“Trump Media & Technology Group today announced that Congressman Devin. G Nunes has been selected to join the Company as Chief Executive Officer,” said the organization in a statement. “Mr. Nunes will be leaving the U.S. House of Representatives and will begin his new role as Chief Executive Officer of TMTG in January 2022.”
Former President Donald Trump, Chairman of TMTG, commented on the hire: “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.”
Nunes was one of the most outspoken defenders of Trump, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Trump just two weeks out from the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
Trump also praised Nunes’ “courageous actions” for being a vocal critic of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The White House said in a statement at the time, “Devin’s efforts led to the firing, demotion, or resignation of over a dozen FBI and DOJ employees. He also forced the disclosure of documents that proved that a corrupt senior FBI official pursued a vindictive persecution of General Michael Flynn – even after rank and file FBI agents found no evidence of wrongdoing.”
Nunes’ next move will now be at the head of the yet-to-be-released social media platform, TRUTH Social. Trump announced the launch of the platform this past October, which should be released in full some time in 2022.
“I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech,” Trump said in a press release. “We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable.”
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