GOP Rep. Devin Nunes to retire, will be CEO of Trump media org
Why it matters: Nunes, once considered a moderate member of the party, became one of the fiercest defenders of former President Donald Trump throughout both of Trump's impeachments and the Intel committee's Russia investigation.
- Trump awarded Nunes the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2021.
- In a letter to his constituents, Nunes said he was "presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in," CNN reported.
Driving the news: Nunes will become CEO of "Truth Social" in January.
- He will run the company as regulators are investigating the planned merger between Digital World Acquisition Corporation and Trump's company, according to a recent filing by the SPAC.
California's new congressional districts put Nunes in a district that leans more Democratic, per a draft of the map, SFGate reports.
- Nunes has served in Congress since 2002.