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Trump-ally Mark Meadows Will Not run for re-election Following year

Among President Donald Trump’s staunchest congressional allies will not run for re-election at 2020 and may soon take on a job helping the president.

, said in a Thursday announcement: “After prayerful thought and conversation with family, now I am announcing my period exploring Western North Carolina in Congress will come to a close at the end of the term.”

“It was a choice I fought with heavily,” he continued. “These past 8 decades, I have been blessed to serve people of NC-11 and give a voice to countless Americans who believe Washington, DC has abandoned them”

Meadows added that his”work with President Trump and his government is just starting.”

“This President has achieved incredible consequences for the nation in only 3 decades, and I am fully committed to remaining at the struggle with him and his staff to build on these successes and deliver on his promises for years ahead,” he explained.

Before Thursday, NBC News supported with a supply near Meadows he won’t seek out re-lection and might leave Congress until his sentence is completed to assist Trump at a still-to-be-determined function.

The Republican representative immediately became among the most influential conservatives from the House following his 2012 election. He had been a founding member of this House Freedom Caucus and, after Trump’s election, rose to become one of Trump’s most trustworthy congressional allies.