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Meadows resigns, heads to White House

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows formally resigned from the U.S. House on Monday to go on to a "new chapter" as White House chief of staff.


“Working for the people of Western North Carolina has been the honor of my life," he said in a statement. "There is a season for everything—and while I’ll be serving in a different capacity, the mountains of western NC will always be home. I’ll be forever grateful to the people there for placing their trust in me 8 years ago to be their voice in Congress.

"Now begins a new chapter. I’m honored, humbled, and excited to begin working alongside President Trump’s team in the White House on behalf of the American people. While our country is in a moment of tremendous adversity with the coronavirus pandemic, make no mistake: as Americans always do, we will rise to the challenge, and we will win. With President Trump at the helm, our country will emerge from this trial better than ever before. I look forward to playing a small part in that story. Let’s get to work.”

Meadows notified House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Roy Cooper and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall of his resignation.