One of the truest good guys in Congress is leaving at the end of his current term. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) announced this morning that he’s leaving the House.
Meadows, a four-term lawmaker who represents part of western North Carolina, said in a statement that he “struggled” with leaving what he has long considered a “temporary job.”
“For everything there is a season. After prayerful consideration and discussion with family, today I’m announcing that my time serving Western North Carolina in Congress will come to a close at the end of this term,” Meadows said. “This was a decision I struggled with greatly.”
Meadows has served as the chair of the House Freedom Congress, and in that position he has spoken up for conservative values. He has been a key ally for President Trump in Congress, but he has bucked the GOP establishment at times as well.
Meadows hasn’t said what he’s doing next, but he has said in the past that he isn’t interested in running for the Senate. A sentence in his statement hints at possible work in the Trump administration.
“My work with President Trump and his administration is only beginning,” Meadows added. “This President has accomplished incredible results for the country in just 3 years, and I’m fully committed to staying in the fight with him and his team to build on those successes and deliver on his promises for the years to come. I’ve always said Congress is a temporary job, but the fight to return Washington, DC to its rightful owner, We The People, has only just begun.”
Whatever his next moves are, Mark Meadows is sure to succeed, and Congress is sure to miss his presence. I wish him the best no matter what he undertakes.