California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is leaving Congress behind for a new opportunity.
Nunes has always been a favorite of Trump supporters and now he is putting that to work for him.
He is going to serve as the CEO of Trump’s media outfit.
The Hill reports:
Nunes to resign from Congress, become CEO of Trump media firm
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), a key Donald Trump ally who was poised to be the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee if Republicans win back the House in 2022, said Monday he will resign at the end of this month to become CEO of the former president’s new media and technology company.
“Recently, I was presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in. I’m writing to let you know I’ve decided to pursue this opportunity, and therefore I will be leaving the House of Representatives at the end of 2021,” Nunes told constituents.
“Rest assured, I have not, by any means, given up our collective fight — I’ll just be pursuing it through other means,” he added.
Nunes, 48, is slated to begin his new role in January as CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group or TMTG, which is billing itself as an alternative to Big Tech. Trump and conservatives have spent the past year railing against Silicon Valley social media and tech firms, which they accuse of engaging in censorship and cancel culture.
“Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader. He will make an excellent CEO of TMTG,” Trump said in a statement. “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.”
This is pretty big news.
NEW: @DevinNunes joining #TMTG
“Trump Media & Technology Group announced Congressman Devin G. Nunes has been selected to join the Company as Chief Executive Officer…formerly the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Mr. Nunes will begin his new role…January 2022.”
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) December 6, 2021
BREAKING: Rep. Devin Nunes will retire from Congress and become the CEO of Trump Media organization.
Amazing news and well deserved! Congratulations @DevinNunes 👏🏻🇺🇸
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) December 6, 2021
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 6, 2021
Best of luck to Congressman Nunes.