Last night Trump replaced his fourth White House Chief of Staff (after removing Mick Mulvaney) with Republican Mark Meadows of North Carolina.
Meadows is an anti-gay, homophobic, racist birther who said during his first run for Congress in 2011,
”So what we’re gonna do is take back our country – 2012 is the time we are going to send Mr. Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is.”
Congressman Meadows is also a homophobe.
Last August Meadows signed on to an amicus brief telling the U.S. Supreme Court that LGBTQ people do not exist, but rather are choosing
“actions, behaviors, or inclinations.”
The brief says the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not – and should not be interpreted to – protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
Meadows is also signed a 2017 letter urging Trump to remove protections for LGBTQ workers from his new USMCA trade pact.
Meadows is also one of the anti-LGBTQ extremists credited as a major force behind Trump‘s 2017 tweetstorm announcing he was banning all transgender people from the U.S. Armed Forces.
And as head of the Freedom Caucus, Meadows urged Trump to roll back or rescind a variety of Obama’s LGBT protections, including guidelines to help protect the rights of transgender students. The administration, via Secretary Betsy DeVos and then-Attorney General Jeff Session, complied.
Twitter has pointed out many other concerns as well.
Here’s Mark Meadows, who just sidetracked the entire House Oversight Committee to assure him he’s not racist, saying that “2012 is the time we are going to send Mr. Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is” pic.twitter.com/90L1xnWf6v— Steve Morris (@stevemorris__) February 27, 2019
Mark Meadows has the second most visits to Trump properties of anyone in the House of Representatives https://t.co/6tVDHb9DeB— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) March 7, 2020
Same guy:https://t.co/k08LlB840Q— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) March 7, 2020
Back in 2018, Rep. Mark Meadows was under investigation by the House Committee on Ethics for paying his chief of staff, Kenny West, after he was let go for harassment.— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 7, 2020
Meadows was just named Trump’s newest chief of staff. https://t.co/5Jp3T2R1sG