Mark Meadows, a Republican representative from North Carolina, resigned yesterday to join President Donald Trump’s White House administration as chief of staff.
“I am pleased to announce that Congressman Mark Meadows will become White House Chief of Staff,” Trump tweeted when the news first became known on March 6. “I have long known and worked with Mark, and the relationship is a very good one.”
Mark Meadows resigned from Congress today effective 5:00pm. Below is the letter notifying Speaker Pelosi. First day as White House Chief of Staff tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/1IUCO48AWC
— Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) March 30, 2020
Meadows has served in Congress in the House of Representatives since 2013. However, in late 2019 he admitted he would not be seeking another term.
The previous chief of staff, Mark Mulvaney, is being reassigned as a special envoy to northern Ireland.
“Mark is a dedicated public servant,” said Rep. Jim Jordan. “He’ll do a great job for President Trump and our country.”