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Now-former Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who has served North Carolina’s 11th congressional district for the last seven years, and was at one time the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, resigned from Congress on Monday to officially become President Trump’s chief of staff.
He delivered his formal letter of resignation to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Meadows formally resigns from Hse to become new WH CoS: New Hse breakdown: 429 mbrs
232 Dems. 196 GOPers. One independent: Amash. 6 vacancies: CollinsNY, Duffy, HillCA, Hunter Jr, Meadows who resigned & the late Cummings
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 31, 2020
“I write today to inform you that I will resign from the House of Representatives, effective 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 30,” he wrote in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“Serving the people of North Carolina’s eleventh congressional district for these last seven years has been the honor of my life. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity.”
Mark Meadows resigned from Congress today effective 5:00pm. Below is the letter notifying Speaker Pelosi. First day as White House Chief of Staff tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/1IUCO48AWC
— Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) March 30, 2020
Meadows’s resignation was demanded by Article I, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits individuals from holding other civil offices while also serving in Congress.
At the White House, Meadows will replace Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who had served as acting chief of staff since December 2018. Trump announced the staff shakeup on March 6.
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….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2020
Meadows will start officially reporting for chief of staff duty on Tuesday.