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Trump Picks Mark Meadows as New Chief of Staff

Trump Picks Mark Meadows as New Chief of Staff

Mick Mulvaney will now be the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland.

President Donald Trump chose Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) as his new chief of staff.

Meadows replaces acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

Meadows had already chosen not to seek reelection for his House seat.

Meadows will become Trump’s fourth chief of staff.


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Great, so his seat may possibly be vacant until the November election. I don’t know if there’s enough time for a special election to fill the vacancy.

His hand-picked replacement failed to win the nomination and is in a runoff. So the GOP has to waste two months fighting each other over the nomination instead of fighting the Dems for the seat.

The NC District 11 seat will likely swing to the Dems, thanks in large part to redistricting, which now includes loony left Buncombe County (Asheville). I think that was part of Meadows’ decision to retire anyway after this term, since it was going to be a hard battle.

Maybe we can hold it. Meadows won in 2018 by 62,000 votes, but I’m worried. NC District 11 is a purple district in an increasing purple state.

    RandomCrank in reply to windbag. | March 6, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Meadows had already announced his retirement.

      Right, which would mean he would fulfill his term. Taking a job in the administration would mean that he would vacate his seat now.

        snopercod in reply to windbag. | March 7, 2020 at 7:43 am

        Dang, I didn’t think of that! We have a runoff election for Meadows’ seat coming up on May 12th. Maybe a special election could be held then?

        Katy L. Stamper in reply to windbag. | March 7, 2020 at 9:52 am

        I don’t see what difference it makes if Meadows’ seat is empty.

        Pelosi isn’t exactly allowing any GOP initiatives to go forward.

    casualobserver in reply to windbag. | March 7, 2020 at 10:07 am

    I thought Meadows won his last election handily. Don’t know the size and how many voted, but that 62k you state maybe represents a 15% margin or something? That’s what I remember. Hard to imagine Biden at the top of the D ticket will drastically change that ration. Or did the redistricting just start?

PDJT in 2016 was a bull in a china shop and a lot of riffraff slipped through the cracks. PDJT 2020 is going to be a WRECKING BALL equipped with 360° surgical lasers. The riffraff has been culled and a finely tuned political juggernaut has emerged, battle hardened, ready to MAGA/KAG for generations to come. The Best is Yet to Come.

Connivin Caniff | March 7, 2020 at 8:34 am

Perfect. We only have this damn virus to worry about.

Katy L. Stamper | March 7, 2020 at 9:56 am

I spoke with Mark Meadows during the August recess after he had filed his Motion to get Boehner out. Guess that was in 2013?

Anyway, I asked him about deportations, and he said there was “no appetite” in Congress for deportations or mass deportations. Can’t remember how expressed.

In any event, this just confirms what we see: no matter how many illegal aliens invade us – an invasion which Congress is duty bound to prevent – Congress refuses to do its duty to have them deported.

So, whatever. When protection of America’s cultural and civic integrity commences, I’ll be impressed.

NOT impressed right now.

Get rid of Boehner, get Ryan? BIG BIG improvement.

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