'Friendster for bigots': Devin Nunes mocked after announcing he’s quitting Congress to head Trump’s 'media' company
U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, the far right wing California Republican infamously known for accepting propaganda from the Trump White House then breathlessly calling a press conference to claim he had just shared information from “whistleblowers” with the White House, is quitting Congress to head Donald Trump’s new “media” company, Trump Media & Technology Group.
The news, which comes from The Hollywood Reporter’s media and business writer Alex Weprin, comes on the same day news broke that two federal government securities agencies are investigating that same Trump company. CNN also reported the news.
“Congressman Devin Nunes will be CEO of Donald Trump’s media and tech company. He retires from congress and starts at TMTG in January,” Weprin writes.
Nunes, who in 2018 alleged an FBI conspiracy to hurt Trump, was in line to become Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, under the assumption Democrats will loose control of the House.
Many were quick to mock Nunes.
MSNBC political analyst Tim Miller, an editor-t-large for The Bulwark, calls Trump’s “media” company, TMTG, Friendster for bigots.
Growing up every story I was told about politics treated the W&M chairmanship as if it were the height of power and influence. Nunes is taking a pass on it to run Friendster for bigots. Congress\u2019 decline in miniature.https://twitter.com/brendanbuck/status/1467972853895241730\u00a0\u2026— Tim Miller (@Tim Miller) 1638828379
Others are questioning the timing of the announcement:
So Devin Nunes has opted out of running in \u201822 and he\u2019s planning to take a job at the start-up that\u2019s already under federal investigation? \n\nWe got a twofer today!— \ud835\udc01\ud835\udc1e\ud835\udc24\ud835\udc2c (@\ud835\udc01\ud835\udc1e\ud835\udc24\ud835\udc2c) 1638828071
Hmm\u2026 anyone want to guess why Devin Nunes decided to ABRUPTLY RETIRE from the House by the end of this month??— Jon Cooper \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Jon Cooper \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1638829281
And others just had a good time with the news, focusong on the Congressman’s penchant for suing social media users like “Devin Nunes’ Cow.”
Breaking news- Devin Nunes is putting himself out to pasture.— KD \ud83d\udcda\ud83c\udf0e\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@KD \ud83d\udcda\ud83c\udf0e\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1638828076
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