By Jonathan Allen – NBC News
Representative Devin Nunes, a California Republican and one of the most loyal defenders of former President Donald Trump, is leaving Congress to become CEO of the Trump Media and Technology TMTG group, as confirmed by NBC News, the sister network of Noticias Telemundo.
“Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader He will be an excellent CEO of TMTG,” Trump said in a statement released by the company.
“Devin understands that we must prevent the liberal media and technology giants from destroying the freedoms that make the United States great. America is ready for TRUTH Social, Trump’s social network and an end to censorship and political discrimination”
The San Joaquin Valley Sun newspaper previously reported that Nunes was retiring
The legislator, who is in his 10th term representing a Central Valley area district in California, served as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee for four years until Democrats took control after the 2018 midterm elections.
From that position, he became a staunch advocate for Trump in the face of allegations that the former president conspired with Russia to win the presidency
“As the main Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, with all the weight of the traditional media and the establishment of Washington charging against him, Devin stood by his convictions on behalf of his constituents and working Americans across the country, ”said Lower House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, in a statement on Monday. Monday
And every step of the way, he proved himself right There is no person better prepared to compete head-to-head and lead an alternative to the cartel of the tech giants and the mainstream media, which have had their backs on the Democratic Party for years, that Devin “
Nunes, 48, is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and was one of the contenders to lead the powerful tax-writing panel beginning in 2023 if Republicans win the House again. Low in midterm elections
Their decision to leave the Capitol comes despite Republicans’ optimism, based on historical trends and the victories in the Virginia and New Jersey elections last month, that they will take control of the House of Representatives when voters from all over the country go to the polls in November
But Nunes’ political fortunes were recently called into question after the state’s independent redistricting commission released a draft of political maps last month that would have jeopardized his chances for reelection.