California Rep. Devin Nunes jabbed the California Democratic Party after it sent a "welcome" message to NBA star LeBron James, who just signed a sizable contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, retweeted the message the party sent to James, a notable Hillary Clinton supporter and Trump critic, after the three-time champion decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nunes (R-Tulare) said on Twitter that James should have "held out" on his contract until he was exempted from Gov. Jerry Brown's (D-Calif.) "weather tax."


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"[Laugh out loud]. Prepare to pay the highest taxes you ever have in your career," Nunes said. "You should have held out for more just to afford the Moonbeam weather tax."

James, 33, is a regular critic of President Donald Trump, calling him a "bum" for revoking a White House invitation to Golden State Warriors champ Stephen Curry.


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