Devin Nunes to Retire From Congress and Join Trump’s Social Media Company

 Devin Nunes to Retire From Congress and Join Trump’s Social Media Company

Devin Nunes / Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC)

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., will retire from Congress at the end of the month to join former President Donald Trump’s new social media company.

Nunes’s decision not to run for reelection comes as drafts of California’s redistricting map indicate the Republican would either have to run in a different district or run for reelection in a district set to be gerrymandered from a Republican district into a Democratic one. 

But even though he is leaving Congress, Nunes made it clear that he still plans to play an active role in the GOP.

“Rest assured, I have not, by any means, given up our collective fight — I’ll just be pursuing it through other means,” Nunes said.

Right now, Nunes’s plan seems to be to join Trump’s new social media company.

“Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader. He will make an excellent CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group,” Trump said in the statement.

“Devin understands that we must stop the liberal media and Big Tech from destroying the freedoms that make America great,” Trump said, “America is ready for TRUTH Social and the end to censorship and political discrimination.”

Trump launched TMTG in October and landed more than $1 billion in capital from institutional investors last week. One of the first things TMTG plans to do is roll out a new messaging app called “Truth Social” that will rival Twitter.

“The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship,” Nunes said.

“The United States of America made the dream of the Internet a reality and it will be an American company that restores the dream,” he said. “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.”

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