From PoliZette Staff | December 19, 2019
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) , among President Donald Trump’s staunchest defenders in Congress, declared on Friday he will be finishing his period at the House of Representatives next year.
Meadows is among the very visible House Republicans — and today becomes the 24th House Republican to announce his retirement 2020,”further afield the GOP’s route to regaining the room’s majority annually,” since Axios place it.
The congressman apparently was contemplating the move for a number of months, but didn’t wish to announce it before House impeachment proceedings so as to prevent any mistake or accidental link to that activity.
Meadows was initially elected to Congress in 2013.
In 2015, he helped produce the House Freedom Caucus — and served as chair of this conservative category from 2017 into 2019.
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Here is the announcement Meadows published about his information.
“For everything there’s a season. After prayerful thought and conversation with family, now I am announcing my period exploring Western North Carolina in Congress will come to a close at the end of the period,” said Meadows.
“This is a choice I fought with heavily,” he continued. “These past 8 decades, I have been blessed to serve the people of NC-11 and give a voice to countless Americans who believe Washington, D.C., has abandoned them. Since functioning alongside President Trump, I have been a witness to historical financial prosperity, unemployment amounts I just dreamed of when I took office, regulatory and tax reforms which are placing the American employee first, our Israeli embassy transferred to Jerusalem, along with trade prices which were once believed impossible.”
“I’ve seen our law enforcement and first responders get the service that they deserve and our army once more placed on a route to keep its excellence. Through all of it, I am quite grateful to have been in a position to serve and return to the fantastic nation I call home”
“My job with President Trump and his government is just starting. This president has achieved incredible consequences for the nation in only 3 decades, and I am fully committed to remaining at the struggle with him and his staff to build on these successes and deliver on his claims for decades to come. I have always said Congress is a temporary endeavor, but the struggle to reunite Washington, D.C., to its rightful owner, We The People, has only just started.”
“To those of Western North Carolina: It has been my honour to be your Congressman. Thank you for your confidence, faith, and encourage.”
“God bless you”
Meadows, although using no immediate plans after he leaves Congress, is open to linking the Trump government, Axios reported.
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