Republican Representative Devin Nunes has officially resigned from Congress to work for President Trump.
Rep. Nunes will be the new CEO at Trump’s Social Media platform Truth Social that is set to launch in the near future.
During a House session Nunes Formally read a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi which read “I write to inform you that I have notified California Governor Gavin Newsom of my resignation from the US House of Representatives, effective today at 11:59 p.m.”.
Nunes is sure to get a upgrade in pay while working for Trump but his voters are a bit upset, due to the fact they trusted Nunes with their vote.
JUST IN: GOP Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) officially resigns from Congress to become CEO of former President Trump’s media company.
— Shaun Kraisman (@ShaunKraisman) January 3, 2022
Devin Nunes resignation letter is read on the floor of the House today, taking effect at 11:59 PM. Good riddance. pic.twitter.com/cAN5oY6cbe
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 3, 2022
The New York Post had more on the story:
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) officially resigned from Congress Monday, weeks after he announced his intention to leave in order to head up former President Donald Trump’s new social media company.
During a pro forma House session, Nunes’s resignation letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was read aloud from the chamber floor by a clerk.
“I write to inform you that I have notified California Governor Gavin Newsom of my resignation from the US House of Representatives, effective today at 11:59 p.m.,” Nunes’ letter read.
“It has been the honor of my life to represent the people of California’s San Joaquin Valley for the last 19 years,” it continued. “Please let me know how I can be of help during this transition.”
Early last month, Trump Media & Technology Group announced that Nunes would take up the role of CEO.
NBC News: Devin Nunes has officially resigned from Congress. @NBCNews
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 3, 2022
CNN got the scoop too:
Devin Nunes, a Republican who has represented California since 2003, has officially resigned from Congress, ending a nearly 20-year stint in the House of Representatives.
Nunes, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, announced in December that he was leaving Congress at the end of 2021 to become CEO of the Trump Media & Technology Group. His departure also comes as midterm elections kick off in which he faced the threat of a more-Democratic district through redistricting.
“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 his constituents in a letter issued in December. His resignation was effective January 1, 2022.