WASHINGTON, D.C. – One year ago today the House Freedom Caucus elected one of North Carolina’s own to chair the ascendant conservative faction; a decision they surely do not regret.
December 5, 2016 the caucus selected Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) to be their leader. Ever since then Meadows has proven to be more than worthy of that leadership role.
He has increased the group’s influence in the House, earned the respect of President-Elect, then President Donald Trump, and has been a consistent voice for conservative principles amid a Swamp of Establishment types more concerned with K Street than Main Street.
Meadows is famous in conservative circles for being the member who, in 2015, introduced a motion to vacate the chair against former Establishment Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). While Boehner ultimately left on his own, Meadows’s resolution was the push that forced the speaker out the door.
If Meadows can achieve the respect and influence he has as chairman of a new conservative House faction, while still holding true to the principles he campaigned on, imagine what he could do as Speaker of the House?
Imagine a Speaker with a liberty agenda, respect of colleagues, the ear of the president, and a results-driven strategy for implementing conservative policies. We should be so lucky.
For now, we are thankful for his service to the country and proud that such a powerful voice for freedom on Capitol Hill comes from North Carolina once again.
Happy Anniversary Congressman Meadows. May it not be your last.