Former White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsTucker Carlson extends influence on GOP Jan. 6 panel asks McCarthy to cooperate Clay Aiken running again for Congress because North Carolina representatives 'don't represent me' 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 TrumpClyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy' Sinema reignites 2024 primary chatter amid filibuster fight Why not a Manchin-DeSantis ticket for 2024? 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 PompeoRussia suggests military deployments to Cuba, Venezuela an option The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Winter is here for Democrats Overnight Defense & National Security — Nuclear states say no winners in global war MORE and former Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine ChaoTop Republicans pressing Hogan to run for Senate Biden returns restores tradition, returning to Kennedy Center Honors Mnuchin, Pompeo mulled plan to remove Trump after Jan. 6: book MORE both landed spots this week at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank.