GOP Rep. Nunes leaving Congress for Trump social media firm

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California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is leaving the House later this year to lead an effort to launch a social media platform aimed at rivaling former President Donald Trump’s Twitter.

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Nunes will serve as chief executive officer, beginning in January 2022, a statement from Trump Media & Technology Group said on Monday. The company is preparing to launch a social media platform aimed at rivaling Twitter, which blocked Trump’s account in January after a deadly storm. US Capitol.

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“Devin understands that we must stop liberal media and Big Tech from destroying the freedoms that make America great,” Trump said in a statement.

Nunes’ decision comes at a time when his political future appeared to be in potential jeopardy—draft maps released in a decade-long reorganization of congressional districts suggested he faces a challenging reelection in the mid-2022 Will have. Those maps won’t be finalized until the end of this month.

Nunes said in a statement: “The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship. The United States made the Internet dream come true and it is an American company.” which will restore the dream.”

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