Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) will resign from Congress to become chief executive officer of former President Donald Trump’s social media company next month, the group said Monday.
Nunes is expected to start as CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group, or TMTG, in January.
“The press release from TMTG came hours after documents revealed that the SPAC that plans to merge with Trump’s company had been contacted weeks earlier by the Securities and Exchange Commission,” CNBC reports. “The SEC and another regulator had asked the SPAC, Digital World Acquisition Corp. or DWAC, for information about the lead-up to the deal with TMTG being announced.”
“Recently, I was presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in. I’m writing to let you know I’ve decided to pursue this opportunity, and therefore I will be leaving the House of Representatives at the end of 2021. …” Nunes told constituents.
“Rest assured, I have not, by any means, given up our collective fight—I’ll just be pursuing it through other means.”
GOP sources said Nunes has been hired to run Trump’s new social media platform.
“I’m sure he will be making a lot of $$,” one GOP lawmaker said in a text message.