President Trump has told Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) that he is needed in Congress to “continue the great work” he is doing and is no longer being considered for White House Chief of Staff, Fox News reports.
In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, “Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress. The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there.”
Meadows responded with his own statement:
“I’ve had the best job in the world, representing my constituents of western North Carolina and working alongside President Trump these last two years to give the forgotten men and women of America a voice in their government. I’m fully committed to continuing to both of those roles. I know the President has a long list of tremendous candidates for his next Chief of Staff, and whomever it is will have my total support moving forward.”
Current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving the White House at the end of the year and those tapped to possibly replace him include former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, and budget director Mick Mulvaney.
It was originally reported that Trump was considering Vice President Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers for the job, however, Ayers announced over the weekend that he was leaving the White House.