"The objective of the concerted defamation campaign was to cause vast pain, intimidate, interfere with and divert Nunes' attention from his investigation of corruption and Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential Election", the suit alleges.
That renown helped Nunes' opponent, former prosecutor Andrew Janz, raise more than $9 million in a failed bid to unseat the congressman.
"So if they're going to do that, then either own up to it and play big boy ball, which means you file all the reports or else let them be governed by the government", said the conservative commentator.
California Republican Devin Nunes filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and a group of users Monday, accusing the social media platform of defamation and "shadow-banning conservatives". It was calculated to interfere with and influence the federal election and interfere with Nunes' ongoing investigation as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Their tweets accuse him of federal crimes and describe him engaging in sexual activities with United States president Donald Trump.
"Devin's boots are full of manure. He's udder-ly worthless and its pasture time to move him to prison". The account posted Monday, "I'm not quitting my day job" in response to the lawsuit.
Nunes alleges the site has a "political agenda" by allowing users Elizabeth A. "Liz" Mair, and two anonymous accounts - "Devin Nunes' Mom" (@DevinNunesMom) and "Devin Nunes' Cow" (@DevinCow) - to attack him.
"Twitter is a machine", Nunes' personal attorney, Steven S. Biss, told Fox News.
The defamatory content cited by Nunes includes accusations that he worked with Russian Federation to "undermine American Democracy", that he took cocaine and hired underage prostitutes, as well as a host of lowbrow jokes about his sexuality. It accuses the social media site of "shadow-banning conservatives" and creating platforms that allowed some users to defame conservatives.
Speaking to podcast host Joe Rogan earlier this month, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that his company has acted too swiftly in banning some right-wing users, but denied any favoritism.
Of "Devin Nunes" Mom", the suit alleges it "falsely stated that Nunes would probably join the Proud Boys, if it weren't for that unfortunate "no masturbating' rule" and "falsely accused Nunes of being part of the President's taint team", as well as "Devin might be a unscrupulous, craven, back-stabbing, charlatan and traitor, but he's no Ted Cruz", and "falsely stated that @Devin Nunes is DEFINITELY a feckless cunt".
He later tweeted on Tuesday morning, "Facebook, Google and Twitter, not to mention the Corrupt Media, are sooo on the side of the Radical Left Democrats".