Prior to President Trump’s 2016 election, the “farmer-turned-politician” was little known outside the Central Valley. Despite allegations of being cozy with Trump, the congressman’s relationship with Trump has historically been nothing extraordinary or beyond the bounds of professionally friendly.
Nunes served on Trump’s transition team, helping select various members of President Trump’s cabinet. His suspicion towards federal agencies, however, has been the catalyst for leftist infamy. Yet Nunes’ wariness towards federal agencies has been nothing short of warranted. Federal agencies used material sourced and financed by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee to secure approval to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
the localized resistance, comprised of both media figures and political opponents, has gone to strange lengths to badger Nunes’ extended family.
Last month, Gerald Nunes, Devin’s uncle, was accused of “harass[ing]” the video crew of Devin’s Democratic opponent, Andrew Janz, while Janz’s team was shooting a campaign video. The Janz team originally started shooting the video on land Gerald owned, although he had not given the crew permission to do so.
Gerald confronted the crew and asked them to leave his property, and a member of the irrigation district later called the police. The crew then moved to land nearby that Gerald rents.