Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has filed a number of lawsuits for different reasons. On Wednesday, one of those lawsuits was shut down by a Trump-appointed judge.
According to the filing, the suit was against Ryan Lizza, who wrote an expose on Nunes’ family moving their family farm from Nunes’ district in California to Iowa.
Nunes, who has claimed his occupation as a “dairy farmer,” was outed for not having a dairy farm prior to the 2018 election.
Nunes quickly sued after the report became viral.
According to the filing, the case has been dismissed by Judge C.J. Williams, who granted Lizza’s motion.
Another lawsuit filed by @RepDevinNunes has cratered: Trump-appointed judge tosses libel case against (my colleague) @RyanLizza over an Esquire Magazine story about Nunes' Iowa relatives. Doc: https://t.co/OTnnVRUr8C
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) August 5, 2020
This marks the second case that Nunes has lost. Nunes’ attempt to sue Fusion GP also failed.