A prominent Republican lawmaker has announced his retirement from Congress as of the end of this year.
In a letter to his constituents on Monday, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) wrote that he “will deeply miss” having the opportunity to serve as their representative and went on to explain what will come next in his career.
“I’ll just be pursuing it through other means”
“It has been my privilege to serve the people of California’s San Joaquin Valley for nineteen years in the U.S. House of Representatives,” he wrote. “During this time, I fought hard in Washington for the interests and values of Valley families and to help my constituents resolve any problems they may have with a federal government agency.”
Describing his time in Congress as “the honor of a lifetime,” Nunes affirmed that he will remain politically active in a different role.
“Rest assured, I have not, by any means, given up our collective fight – I’ll just be pursuing it through other means,” he concluded.
As he went on to explain in his letter, the congressman said he was recently “presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues” to him, indicating that he accepted the unspecified opportunity.
It was later reported that his upcoming position will be CEO of Trump Media & Technology group, which is behind the new social media platform TRUTH Social.
“The end to censorship and political discrimination”
In its statement, the company wrote that Nunes will take on his new assignment next month. Former President Donald Trump also issued a statement explaining why he believed Nunes would be a good fit for the position.
“Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader,” he wrote. “He will make an excellent CEO of TMTG. Devin Nunes 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 press release included comments from Nunes himself, who declared that the “time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship.”
Trump announced the creation of the new social media platform in October and it is expected to be officially launched at some point next year.
Considering the fact that his seat will likely go to the GOP candidate, the news about Nunes might turn out to be a win-win for pro-Trump Republicans.