Lately, a number of House Democrats have made headlines resulting from numerous retirement announcements ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. But this week, a popular GOP congressman shocked Capitol Hill with a retirement announcement of his own.
According to Fox News, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) will resign from Congress by year’s end, but not because he doesn’t think he can’t be reelected, rather, it’s because of a lucrative job offer reportedly from former President Donald Trump to run his new social media company.
In fact, Trump Media & Technology Group released a statement this week confirming that Nunes has been asked to be the CEO of the upcoming social media platform, which is expected to completely disrupt Big Tech’s liberal hold on social networking.
“Trump Media & Technology Group today announced that Congressman Devin G. Nunes has been selected to join the Company as Chief Executive Officer,” the official statement read.
It added: “Mr. Nunes will be leaving the U.S. House of Representatives and will begin his new role as Chief Executive Officer of TMTG in January 2022.”
Of course, the former president, who is the chairman of the TMTG group, chimed in on the bombshell news, heaping high praise on Nunes for his previous work in Congress, and for taking a stand against Big Tech at the U.S. Capitol on several occasions.
“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,” a statement from the 45th president read.
Nunes is known as one of Trump’s most powerful and loyal allies in Congress during his time in the White House, and as the country has witnessed on several occasions, there’s nothing else more important in Trump’s eyes than fierce loyalty, which is often rewarded.
The new platform, known as TRUTH Social, will fully release sometime in 2022, according to Trump’s office, and it’s expected to make previously impossible waves in the social media space, given the former president’s massive following of tens of millions of Americans.