Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that he is quitting Congress ahead of the 2022 election and is reportedly going to work for former President Donald Trump and the media company he started.
Abandoning the seat before the election means that Nunes's constituents must pay for a special election and they won't have any member of congress in the seat until that person is elected.
Foes of Nunes took to social media to post their mockery of the Congressman. Most celebrated the legendary account @NunesCow, which has spent years trolling Nunes even after being sued by the notoriously litigious congressman.
The cow was created in response to a report that Nunes's family left California for Iowa, taking their dairy along with them. It meant that Nunes was no longer a "dairy farmer," but he still tried to claim that he was. Nunes' lawsuit against the cow account spurred such mockery that @NunesCow developed a greater following than the congressman.
@NunesCow eagerly took a victory lap after the news broke:
Anybody up for an epic party? #DevinNunesIsAnIdiotpic.twitter.com/OgBqLvg3l7— Devin Nunes\u2019 cow \ud83d\udc2e (@Devin Nunes\u2019 cow \ud83d\udc2e) 1638827955
Despite Nunes's seemingly endless stream of litigation against social media critics, the California congressman has not won a single lawsuit.
You can see the social media posts highlighting Nunes' abandonment in the tweets below:
Don\u2019t let the barn door hit ya in the ass! Bye Devin Nunes!\n\nWon\u2019t. Be. Missed!pic.twitter.com/r7OTEJu4pe— Jon Lion Fine Art \ud83d\ude37\u270a\ud83c\udffd\ud83c\udf84 (@Jon Lion Fine Art \ud83d\ude37\u270a\ud83c\udffd\ud83c\udf84) 1638829136
We may never ever know what broke Devin Nunes brain now.https://twitter.com/jeremybwhite/status/1467971287507034114\u00a0\u2026— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1638826992
Devin Nunes can't handle being trolled by a fake cow on social media, is leaving congress to run a social media company. Brilliant.— Crash13 (@Crash13) 1638830842
2021 will be remembered as the year a cow ran Devin Nunes out of politics.— Joe \u2693\ufe0f (@Joe \u2693\ufe0f) 1638830949
If Devin Nunes really runs a social network there will be a small army of people committed to creating accounts pretending to be his cow. I can guarantee you that.— Kevin Buist (@Kevin Buist) 1638830763
Devin Nunes to retire, making his way to laying in cow patties the rest of his life. \n\nJust a big pile of Cow Shhhhhhhhhhhh............— Revenge Vengeance Justice The Bobbert Way (@Revenge Vengeance Justice The Bobbert Way) 1638830655
The cow won! Devin Nunes not running again.pic.twitter.com/P2y3WYHy5A— Raven Song Farm \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f (@Raven Song Farm \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f) 1638830444
No one is going to have a Cow about Devin Nunes leaving congress.— Eddie Rodriguez \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf7\ud83c\udf0a (@Eddie Rodriguez \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf7\ud83c\udf0a) 1638830995
Congrats to Devin Nunez on following his dream of getting indicted in a different jobhttps://twitter.com/270towin/status/1467985331471495175\u00a0\u2026— supply in a chainstack (@supply in a chainstack) 1638830026
I\u2019m just glad we all lived long enough to finally see Devin Nunes be right about something— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1638828248
btw, it really sucks that a commitment to help Donald Trump get away with crimes isn't just a pathology in 2021, it's a job.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) 1638828242
Devin Nunes is retiring from Congress to spend more time losing stupid lawsuits.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1638830361
Michael Scott's evil twin Devin Nunes is leaving Congress early and resigning at the end of the year.pic.twitter.com/iTb19y20wE— Matt Ortega (@Matt Ortega) 1638828573
Congrats to @DevinNunes on his fake job at a fake company that definitely won't lead to being fired or charged with a crime or bothhttps://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1467982626078212104\u00a0\u2026— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer) 1638829757
I ran out for some lacinto kale for the soup and I get home to find that Devin Nunes, whose district is now blue, has decided to retire. Good, good riddance, traitorous assholepic.twitter.com/02tabQ8ehQ— Howie Klein (@Howie Klein) 1638829344
Never heard indictment called a \u201cnew opportunity\u201d before, @DevinNunes but hey you do youpic.twitter.com/Ev7kQyLUf7— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann) 1638829427
Trump sycophant Devin Nunes, author of the infamous Nunes memo and inspirer of Cow Twitter accounts, is retiring. He won\u2019t be missed.https://twitter.com/jakesherman/status/1467971604017815557\u00a0\u2026— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba) 1638827075
Devin Nunes already spends his days pushing lies and kissing Trump\u2019s a**, he might as well get paid for it.https://twitter.com/jakesherman/status/1467971604017815557\u00a0\u2026— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project) 1638828738
Devin Nunes is not running in 2022!https://twitter.com/girlsreallyrule/status/1467939759070846983\u00a0\u2026— Debbie (@Debbie) 1638827391
Devin Nunes will be retiring from Congress at the end of this month to become CEO of Trump's 'media company' that is currently under federal investigation. He will not be missed.— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com) 1638830079
Good riddance to that filthy traitor, Devin Nunes.\n\nHe\u2019s retiring from Congress so he can go work for Trump\u2019s new social media company, which will most certainly have the same fate as every other company Trump owned.\n\nOh well\u2026\n\nNobody ever accused Devin Nunes of being smart.— The USA Singers (@The USA Singers) 1638829336
Devin Nunes is going to join Trump's social media venture as its new CEO because, of course. No experience needed for this shell game.https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-12-06/who-just-gave-trump-s-spac-1-billion-let-s-find-out?srnd=premium\u00a0\u2026— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien) 1638829053
Is there anything in Devin Nunes's resume which suggests that he is qualified to lead a social media startup that seeks to compete with several existing companies that are already dominant players?— Ian Millhiser (@Ian Millhiser) 1638829877
Devin Nunes will not be running for reelection. Reports indicate he is "retiring" from Congress and might be taking a job with Trump's new, already-under-investigation media company.— Duty To Warn \ud83d\udd09 (@Duty To Warn \ud83d\udd09) 1638827202
Former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) announced on Monday that he would be challenging incumbent Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp -- and CNN's Gloria Borger said that this primary challenge has former President Donald Trump's fingerprints all over it.
While discussing the battle between Perdue and Kemp, Borger said that it shows that Trump would rather get back at his perceived foes than have a strong and united Republican Party.
"What this tells you about Donald Trump is that he really doesn't care about unity in the Republican Party," she said. "What he cares about is vengeance. and his eyes are set on Kemp. And so he wants to put him out of power."
Despite Kemp's credentials as a hardcore conservative, he drew Trump's ire in 2020 when he refused to intervene to overturn President Joe Biden's victory in the Peach State.
Trump even went so far to suggest during a rally in Georgia earlier this year that he'd prefer to see Democrat Stacey Abrams because Georgia's governor if it meant denying Kemp a second term.
Watch the video below.
Trump is 'set on vengeance' and he 'has his eyes' on Brian Kemp: CNN's Gloria Borger www.youtube.com
'January 6 will pale in comparison': Former FBI official sounds alarm on what he sees coming in 2022
Appearing on MSNBC on Monday, former FBI official Frank Figliuzzi warned that Jan. 6 was nothing more than a dry run for what will be another far worse attack on the U.S. from within.
"You know, about a year ago, if you had asked me about this or presented me this piece in The Atlantic I would have called this what intelligence officials call an over the horizon threat — something that's coming, something we should be aware of and think about as a future threat," he explained, referring to a new series in The Atlantic about the threats to American democracy. "But the horizon is here. This has been a dress rehearsal for at least a year for radical extremism."
He went on to explain that he thinks Jan. 6 was a "sneak preview" of what will come in Nov. 2022 as QAnon Republicans try to take over local, county and state levels of government.
"He's putting his people in place," Figliuzzi said of Donald Trump. "People who are moderate, reasonable Republicans have already announced, 'I'm out, I'm out of Congress, I'm out of the governor's office. I'm out.' Now we see people like [David] Perdue in Georgia who will be involved in the primary. Why? President Trump needs his guy in Georgia."
Looking at the politics from an intelligence and national security perspective, Figliuzzi said that what is coming "is going to make the Jan. 6 riot pale in comparison."
While the 2022 election will be a major test, what he said will be the "premier" will come in 2024 and whether Trump and his people have destroyed confidence in the United States institutions to such a degree that the balance of power flips.
"We need DOJ to step it up," he said, calling on law enforcement to prepare for the worst. "I have been the voice of reason with regard to those who say they are taking too slow at DOJ, with regard to the insurrection investigation. I am the guy that says, 'No, 700 defendants is not slow. They are doing a great job.'"
Where he sees something worthy of concern and where he thinks things are going too slowly is in protecting election laws, Republicans passing voter restrictions. He wants to see the DOJ "step in bigtime" and "forget the political appearance and optics. Move in. We need legal law enforcement intervention."
See the full conversation below:
2022 is going to be way worse than 2021: fbi official www.youtube.com