On Friday evening, President Trump made a surprise announcement, tweeting that he has tapped Rep. Mark Meadows as his new White House Chief of Staff. Meadows will replace Mick Mulvaney, who has assumed the acting role. And, Mulvaney will become a special envoy to Northern Ireland.
Many people who want to see the deep state ousted and the swamp drained are applauding the move.
“I am pleased to announce that Congressman Mark Meadows will become White House Chief of Staff. I have long known and worked with Mark, and the relationship is a very good one,” Trump tweeted.
Meadows has become one of Trump’s most loyal defenders on Capitol Hill, particularly during the months long impeachment battle that ultimately ended with an acquittal in February.
Mulvaney became the acting White House chief of staff in January 2019, replacing Gen. John Kelly. Mulvaney was also serving as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director.
Trump also announced that Mulvaney would become the U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland.
“I want to thank Acting Chief Mick Mulvaney for having served the Administration so well. He will become the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland. Thank you!” Trump said in a second tweet.
In a statement, Meadows said it was an “honor” to be selected by President Trump.
“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,” he said.
Meadows said Mulvaney did a “great job,” and he also thanked his constituents in western North Carolina.
“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,” the lawmaker said.
“Lastly, I want to thank the people of western North Carolina,” he added. “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, 60, had announced in December that he planned to leave Congress at the end of his current term. He has represented North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District since 2013. He also chaired the House Freedom Caucus from 2017 until earlier this year, when he was succeeded by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.
A source familiar with the situation told Fox News that Mulvaney is expected to resign from OMB. Russ Vought is widely viewed as the nominee to be confirmed by the Senate as his successor at OMB.
The recent official changes made by President Trump have led many experts to believe that slowly, and carefully, Trump is draining the swamp and removing bad actors who are part of the ‘resistance’… aka, resistant to America’s prosperity, safety, and continuation of liberty for citizens.