GOP Rep. Devin Nunes to retire, will be CEO of Trump media org




  • In Politics
  • 2021-12-06 22:09:18Z
  • By Axios
 

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who serves as the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, will retire at the end of the year and become CEO of Trump's new media organization.

Why it matters: Nunes, once considered a moderate member of the party, became one of the fiercest defenders of former President Donald Trump throughout both of Trump's impeachments and the Intel committee's Russia investigation.

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  • Trump awarded Nunes the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2021.

  • In a letter to his constituents, Nunes said he was "presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in," CNN reported.

Driving the news: Nunes will become CEO of "Truth Social" in January.

  • He will run the company as regulators are investigating the planned merger between Digital World Acquisition Corporation and Trump's company, according to a recent filing by the SPAC.

California's new congressional districts put Nunes in a district that leans more Democratic, per a draft of the map, SFGate reports.

  • Nunes has served in Congress since 2002.

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