President Trump confirmed Saturday that General John Kelly will be leaving the Whhite House at the end of the year. And President Trump is reportedly considering House Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows to replace him as the White House Chief of Staff.
Meadows was elected to the House in 2012, and quickly rose to prominence as a leading voice for small-government conservatives.
The Hill reports:
[Tump’s] asked many of them what they think of Meadows, a North Carolina congressman who is currently the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He’s also reportedly mentioned three other people as other possible candidates.
Bloomberg News reported that Trump is considering Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizerand budget director Mick Mulvaney potentially filling the role.
Meadows was rumored as a possible chief of staff contender back in February. Other people on Trump’s list of contenders now include Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey tweeted that a White House official with direct knowledge confirmed Axios’s report to him.