North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows was re-elected as the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus Monday night, saying he will serve for one more year as the leader of the group.
“For nearly four years the Freedom Caucus has fought to give a voice to those who feel forgotten by their government. That mission will remain unchanged. I’m honored to continue serving as Chairman for the next year as we transition to new leadership, and I thank my colleagues for their support in the process,” Meadows told The Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday.
Meadows, a close ally of President Donald Trump, has been pushing Congress to fund a border wall, saying during the previous partial shutdown that he was against a short-term funding bill that would have funded the government until Feb. 8, and that the time to act on the wall “is now.”
The North Carolina Republican will likely lead the conservative group until December when it will select another leader. Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry and Georgia Rep. Jody Hice are said to be two of the favorites to take over as chairman of the group.
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