Trump Media & Technology Group said in a statement Monday that Nunes would become CEO of the company in January. “The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship," Nunes said in the statement. "The United States of America made the dream of the Internet a reality and it will be an American company that restores the dream." While Trump’s fledgling media company makes a logical landing spot for Nunes given his closeness with the former president — and their shared animosity toward the mainstream media — Trump’s media entity is also facing legal headwinds. The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority are scrutinizing a special purpose acquisition company working with Trump Media & Technology Group. In choosing not to remain in Congress, Nunes is achieving on his own terms what California Democrats could not in multiple well-funded attempts to unseat him. A Republican representing California’s agriculture-dominated Central Valley, Nunes has become a primary campaign target for Democrats given Nunes’ loyalty to Trump. Democrats seeking to unseat Nunes have raised millions of dollars in past cycles — much of it from out of state, underscoring the broader fervor for toppling Nunes. But the lawmaker handily turned back those attempts. That staying power is a testament to . . . read the full article here.
Keywords: district, california, quits, statement, nunes, job, party, company, republican, trump, democrats, media, congress
LOC: Central Valley
ORG: House, Congress, the House of Representatives, Trump Media & Technology Group, The California Democratic Party, The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority,
DATE: 2023, Monday, January, next year, last month, the end of January, the end of September
NORP: American, Democrats, Republican
MONEY: nearly $12 million, millions of dollars