Mark Meadows joins Conservative Partnership Institute

Mark Meadows joins Conservative Partnership Institute
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Former White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsBoehner finally calls it as he sees it Stephen Miller launching group to challenge Democrats' policies through lawsuits A year with the coronavirus: How we got here MORE is joining the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI), the group announced Wednesday.

CPI, which seeks to connect conservatives in Washington and is led by former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R), said Meadows was coming on as a senior partner.

“During my years in Congress and the White House, I repeatedly witnessed the great work of CPI to support conservatives on the Hill and in the Trump administration,” said Meadows. “Often flying under the radar, no group has played a more critical role in helping conservatives stay true to their principles in the hostile Washington swamp.”


DeMint said he was “excited” that Meadows is coming aboard, citing his experience both as a North Carolina congressman and founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and as a top aide to former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration still seizing land near border despite plans to stop building wall: report Illinois House passes bill that would mandate Asian-American history lessons in schools Overnight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he MORE.

“Mark has a proven record that demonstrates his ability to build coalitions and to turn conservative principles into policy despite great opposition from the liberal media and Beltway establishment. First, as a founder of the House Freedom Caucus that has become the most powerful group of conservatives in Congress and then as Chief of Staff to President Trump, who accomplished an astonishing record of conservative policy victories,” he said. “Mark has worked tirelessly with humility and optimism for nearly a decade to expand freedom and opportunity for all Americans, and we’re thrilled he will continue that work at CPI.”

It is unclear if Meadows, 61, has aspirations to run for another office, but holding a post at CPI will allow him to stay in the mix in GOP circles and help conservatives develop networks and staff as they make their ways into the corridors of power in Washington. Meadows is also still in contact with Trump, according to Axios, which was the first to report on Meadows’s hiring.

Meadows is the latest former official to find a position in Republican circles after serving in the Trump administration. Former Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoWhy the US needs to clear the way for international justice Tim Scott to participate in GOP event in Iowa Progressive lawmaker to introduce bill seeking more oversight of Israel assistance MORE and former Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine ChaoThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - US vaccine effort takes hit with Johnson & Johnson pause Gingrich on Trump-McConnell feud: GOP 'better off' focusing on Democrats Trump rips McConnell in speech to Republicans MORE both landed spots this week at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank.