North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows said it’s been a whirlwind since reports surfaced that he’s on a short list of possible contenders to replace White House chief of staff John Kelly and the news “changed” his life.
While he would not say whether he would take the job if it were offered to him, he said he was “favorably inclined” to have a conversation with Trump about the gig because the position would be “an honor.”
“My life changed over the last 24 hours when Nick Ayres decided not to do it,” Meadows told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum. “There was a story out there I was on a list. I can say this: This is going to be the President’s decision. It is going to be one where he gets to pick from a lot of well qualified candidates, as you mentioned. At the end of the day, it’s who’s going to serve him best and who’s going to serve the country best. Right now I have a great job representing the people of western North Carolina. I will continue to do that. Yet, at the same time there needs to be someone to support this President in making sure that we indeed make America great again.”
Meadows tells Fox News he's "favorably inclined" to have a conversation with Trump about chief of staff gig pic.twitter.com/yAnfiMtHw9
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