Devin Nunes officially stepped down from Congress.
Former congressman Devin Nunes of California announced his resignation from Congress on Monday. Nunes is leaving Congress to manage the new media and technology firm of former President Donald Trump.
Nunes’ letter of resignation was read aloud in the House of Representatives on Monday during a pro forma session. It’ll go into effect at 11:59 p.m. local time tonight.
Rep. Gavin Newsom has been told of my resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives, which will take effect at 11:59 p.m. today, I write to you, the honorable speaker, House of Representatives, the letter states.
There is a line in the letter that reads “It has been a privilege of my life to represent California’s San Joaquin Valley for the previous 19 years.”At the time, the Speaker of the House, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), said that “the full number of the House is 433.” Both Nunes’s and the late Alcee Hastings’s (D-Fla.) seats are still open after his passing in April.
Last month, Nunes announced that he was quitting Congress to join the CEO of Trump’s new firm, the Trump Media & Technology Group. As a competitor to Big Tech, the firm is promoting itself.
In the wake of the midterm elections, many expected California Republican Devin Nunes to be elected chairman of the important House Ways and Means Committee if Republicans regain control of the chamber in November.
This fresh chance to fight for the most critical topics I believe in has been provided to me,” stated the lawmaker, according to his announcement. The news of Trump’s dominance in the Republican Party has been further demonstrated by the news despite his defeat in the 2020 reelection race.
As stated by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy last week, Rep. Mike Turner will succeed Nunes as ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. Before stepping down, Nunes had served in Congress for a total of ten years.
While it’s possible that California’s redistricting process influenced his decision to resign from the House, an original suggested plan would have seen him moving from a conservative Republican stronghold to a more liberal one.
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