Donald Trump is counting on a united Republican Party to beat back the Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt.
But President Trump just received a big surprise on that front.
And that’s because one of Donald Trump’s top allies just quit in this impeachment shock.
North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows chaired the Freedom Caucus and was one of the Trump’s top allies in the House.
But Meadows told POLITICO in an exclusive interview that he would not seek re-election to the House of Representatives and instead would either work for Trump’s re-election campaign or in the administration.
MEADOWS SAID he does not have a specific job with Trump locked down, but signaled he might try to work for his re-election campaign or in the administration.
ASKED IF HE WOULD serve out the remainder of his term, MEADOWS said this: “At this point, I plan to serve the people of western North Carolina until it’s decided that I can best serve the president and the American people in a different capacity. And so while there’s no immediate plans, there’s certainly discussions that have occurred and potentially could occur in the future.”
“THE HARDEST DECISION for me is that when you’re in the fight, you enjoy staying in the fight,” MEADOWS said. “So this is not me shrinking away from a fight. In fact, it’s just going to be continuing to fight a different capacity, whether that’s officially as part of the Trump team or unofficially in my capacity as a sitting member of Congress.”
Conservatives were shocked by this decision.
Meadows helped shape the hard line conservative Freedom Caucus defense of Donald Trump.
But if the President thinks Meadows can best help him outside the halls of Congress then they are willing to accept the outcome.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.