Donald Trump announced last month that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) would be taking over as White House chief of staff from acting chief Mick Mulvaney, who had been reassigned.
Meadows submitted his official notice of resignation to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday and is set to begin his new duties within the White House on Tuesday.
Meadows said in his letter, “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. Thank you, and God bless you all in the days ahead.”
Long considered one of Trump’s most staunch allies in the House of Representatives, Meadows announced in December that he would not seek re-election in 2020, sparking rumors that he was planning to shift to the executive branch.
Trump tapped Meadows to replace Mulvaney on March 6th after rumors of major conflict between Trump and Mulvaney began to swirl during the impeachment proceedings.
Meadows joins a lengthy list of GOP members of Congress that will not seek re-election in 2020.