Meadows set to resign from Congress as he moves to White House
Added 03-30-20 11:58:02am EST - “Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) is expected to resign from Congress Monday as he heads over to the White House? to become President Trump's next chief of staff,? a Meadows aide told The Hill.” - Thehill.com
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Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsMnuchin emerges as key asset in Trump's war against coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - Senators clinch deal on T stimulus package White House, Senate reach deal on trillion stimulus package MORE (R-N.C.) is expected to resign from Congress Monday as he heads over to the White House to become President TrumpDonald John TrumpHealth insurers Cigna, Humana waive out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus treatment Puerto Rico needs more federal help to combat COVID-19 Fauci says April 30 extension is 'a wise and prudent decision' MORE's next chief of staff, a Meadows aide told The Hill.
A letter announcing his departure from Capitol Hill is expected to be released later Monday, the aide said.
After five terms in the House, Meadows will replace his former colleague and Freedom Caucus member, Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyMnuchin emerges as key asset in Trump's war against coronavirus Trump to nominate Russell Vought as budget chief Warren, Brown press consumer bureau on auto lending oversight MORE, who served as Trump's acting chief of staff for a little over a year. Trump had two other chief of staffs before Mulvaney took on the interim role.
Meadows will be coming into the high-profile role as the White House is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, which has reached more than 140,000 cases in the U.S. as of Monday morning, according to a New York Times database. Trump has come under scrutiny for initially downplaying the outbreak at a time when the administration could've been preparing for the pandemic, by seeking key equipment and supplies.
Trump named Meadows as his next gatekeeper in a tweet earlier this month, in which he also announced that he would appoint Mulvaney as U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland. The sudden staff shake-up came as the outbreak growing dire overseas, particularly in places like Italy.
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