Trump:m“Devin understands that we must stop the liberal media and Big Tech from destroying the freedoms that make America great.”
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) will leave Congress at the end of December to become the CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), former President Donald Trump’s new media company:
“The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship,” Nunes said in the statement. “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.”
Trump announced Nunes will become CEO in January. It will have TruthSocial, a new social media platform, and other media outlets:
“Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader. He will make an excellent CEO of TMTG,” Trump said in a statement announcing the hire. “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.”
A newly-drawn Congressional district might have also influenced Nunes’s decision. The San Francisco Gate reported four weeks ago that the new draft of Nunes’s district grew “considerably bluer“:
According to the Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman, the new geography means that Nunes will go from representing a district Trump carried by five percentage points to a district President Joe Biden carried by nine percentage points. FiveThirtyEight’s redistricting tracker estimates that the “partisan lean” of the district favors Democrats by roughly five percentage points.
Nunes came to Congress in 2002. He will leave Congress as the highest Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee where he made waves defending Trump against those Russian collusion accusations.
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