Congressman Devin Nunes is announcing his retirement, saying that at the end of the year he will be leaving his elected position to pursue a "new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in." That new opportunity will be to work as CEO of Trump Media and Technology Group, according to former President Donald Trump, who released a statement Monday:
"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. America is ready for TRUTH Social and the end to censorship and political discrimination."
The Republican says he will be leaving the House of Representatives at the end of the year, a time when there is no election planned to replace him. Nunes has represented California's 22nd Congressional District for 10 years, a district which includes portions of Fresno and Tulare counties. Nunes also served on the House Intelligence Committee for 4 years until 2018 when the House flipped and Democrats took control. This move might have been spurred due to congressional redistricting after the Republican's future of retaining his position became doubtful when drafted maps showed his district leaning more blue.