President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a former congressman who served multiple roles at the White House, is leaving his job and the president is appointing Rep. Mark Meadows as his next chief of staff.
Trump announced the moves in a tweet late Friday night.
The shake up in one of the most powerful positions at the White House follows Trump’s acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial and a recent push to appoint highly loyal associates to top jobs and push out others.
“I am pleased to announce that Congressman Mark Meadows will become White House Chief of Staff. I have long known and worked with Mark, and the relationship is a very good one,” Trump said in a tweet on Friday.
Trump thanked Mulvaney for “having served the Administration so well” and said he would become the U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland.