Carolina Connection: Meadows Named White House Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) has been named White House Chief of Staff by President Donald Trump, replacing interim chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. The House Freedom Caucus leader from western North Carolina, a close confidant of the president, was widely expected to be gearing up for a move to either the White House or the Trump 2020 campaign after his surprise announcement late last year that he would not seek reelection.

In a statement, Meadows said he was honored, praised the work of Mulvaney,and thanked his constituents right here in North Carolina.

“This President and his administration have a long list of incredible victories they’ve delivered to the country during this first term, with the best yet to come — and I look forward to helping build on that success and staying in the fight for the forgotten men and women of America. […] In particular, I want to recognize my friend Mick Mulvaney. Mick is smart, principled, and as tough a fighter you’ll find in Washington, D.C. He did a great job leading the President’s team through a tremendous period of accomplishment over the last year-plus.

[…] Lastly, I want to thank the people of western North Carolina. Serving you in Congress has been the honor of my life. It may be in a different role, but I’ll continue working every day to deliver results for you — and main street Americans all over the country — in the months and years to come.”

Meadows has proven, through his growth in influence on Capitol Hill and with the president, that he prioritizes those results for Americans. Now that service expands to that of the entire country in an extremely important role in the White House. Although North Carolina may have lost one of its most influential congressmen — who used it for the right reasons — we should take comfort in the fact that his commitment to conservatism, and defense of the president’s goals to keep America great, is being used in the role with the highest impact. Meadows, a real estate developer by profession, may have found his ‘highest and best use’ for the American people in 2020.

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