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California Republican MP Devin Nunes officially stepped down from his House seat this week after announcing he was named CEO of former President Trump’s new media company.
“It has been the honor of my life representing the people of San Joaquin Valley, California, for the past 19 years, “said Nunes in a letter read on the House floor Monday, according to FOX 26 from Fresno, California.
Last month, Nunes said he plans to leave Congress at the end of the year to join the former President’s Trump Media & Technology Group, which was formed last January to “even have the playing field” against more liberal media.
The company is expected to launch “TRUTH Social”, a social media alternative to Twitter and Facebook.
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Nunes was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 and was an ally of Trump.
The former president awarded Nunes the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year, just before Trump stepped down.
“Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader,” Trump said in a statement last month. “He will be 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. “
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Nunes was Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee from 2015 to 2019 and remained the top Republican on the committee until he stepped down.
Michael Lee and Jacqui Heinrich of Fox News contributed to this report.