Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) didn't have any more luck suing CNN over a report that he was involved Donald Trump's effort to dig up dirt on now-President Joe Biden over business dealings in Ukraine than he did when he sued a "cow" on Twitter that he felt was harassing him.
On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain tossed out the suit seeking $435 million in damages, on a technicality involving choosing the wrong venue for filing.
According to the judge, "Plaintiff … argues that, if the Court were to look to the place where he suffered the greatest injury, the laws of either Virginia or the District of Columbia should apply because that is where he performs his role overseeing the activities of the Intelligence Community," before adding, "Nunes does not proffer any additional facts that support his conclusory statement that he suffered substantial injury in either Virginia or District of Columbia, much less a greater injury there than in the home state that sends him to Congress as the representative of his district."
With yet another lawsuit dismissed, critics of the litigious California Republican were quick to pile on and point out his ongoing losing streak.
You can see a sampling below:
@AP CNN should sue for the same amount for wasting theirs and everyone else time. :P— freaker126 (@freaker126)1613786792.0
@aaronschwartzz @JanNWolfe @DevinCow Most if not all law students are required to study defamation law and know abo… https://t.co/0sphZwQ5oH— Curious 'Prosecute Incitement and Sedition' George (@Curious 'Prosecute Incitement and Sedition' George)1613779866.0
@TheRickyDavila If he wants CNN to contribute to his campaign fund, he should just said so.— S. Elsworth (@S. Elsworth)1613789879.0
@JanNWolfe So it was just a publicity stunt after all? Shameful behavior for a <checks notes> Medal of Freedom recipient.— Craig J. Freger (@Craig J. Freger)1613764142.0
@cara_zen_tales @JanNWolfe @bradheath @DevinNunes 👇🏽 This guy got the MAGA medal of Freedom https://t.co/szMI5PMUxK— O (@O)1613768933.0
@josephabondy @DevinCow @CNN Devin Nunes is the Washington Generals of litigation.— Tantrum Dan (@Tantrum Dan)1613768548.0
@JanNWolfe @daveweigel Wait. Are you saying a Republican failed to follow a very simple rule.— Smoochy the Rhino (@Smoochy the Rhino)1613772774.0
@JanNWolfe @bradheath Devin Nunes once sued an imaginary online cow and still somehow lost that case as well Again… https://t.co/i8UzyCrDfI— O (@O)1613762487.0
@josephabondy @DevinCow @CNN I take great pleasure in knowing how much he has to pay his lawyers.— Ryan Peck (@Ryan Peck)1613767187.0
@AP Nunes keeps losing. Very appropriate. Losers gonna lose.— logicrules (@logicrules)1613786661.0
Devin Nunes is not a lawyer. I believe one of his cows might be. https://t.co/yrMGZj3vjC— Peter Warne (@Peter Warne)1613840583.0