Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, who represents a California district in the US House of Representatives, announced Monday that he will leave his place in Congress at the end of 2021. to become CEO of former US President Donald Trump‘s new media venture (2017-2021).
In a statement, Nunes explained that has decided to take advantage of the opportunity offered by Trump to run his media conglomerate, Trump Media Technology Group (TMTG), which was launched in October with plans for now to open a social network and a subscription video service.
“Rest assured that, by no means have I renounced our collective struggle; I will simply pursue her by other means “Nunes, who was one of Trump’s most loyal allies during his tenure, told his supporters.
For his part, Trump said in a statement that Nunes is a “fighter and leader” and assured that the still conservative legislator will be an “excellent” executive director. by TMTG.
In addition, Trump justified that Devin was chosen to occupy that position because he understands that the American conservative sector it must “prevent the liberal media and big tech from destroying the freedoms that make America great.”
Nunes, former chairman of the US Lower House Intelligence Committee, played an essential role in hindering investigations into alleged Trump campaign contacts in the 2016 elections with Russia during the impeachment trial of the former president in 2018.
The first product of the new Trump company that will see the light will be its social network, called “TRUTH Social” (“social TRUTH”), an application that is already in the Apple App Store, although according to indicates it will not be available until February of 2022.
“America is ready for ‘Social Truth’ and the end of censorship and political discrimination, “Trump added.
For his part, Nunes assured that “The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship”. “The United States made the dream of the Internet come true and it will be an American company that restores that dream,” he said.
Trump had previously expressed his interest in this platform with the aim of communicating directly with his followers, especially after the large social networks such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube suspended their accounts after the assault on the Capitol in January by a mob of his followers.
(With information from EFE and AFP)
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