Buh-bye.

Courtesy of The Hill:

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a top ally of President Trump, announced Thursday morning that he will retire from Congress at the end of his term.

Meadows, a four-term lawmaker who represents part of western North Carolina, said in a statement that he “struggled” with leaving what he has long considered a “temporary job.”

“For everything there is a season. After prayerful consideration and discussion with family, today I’m announcing that my time serving Western North Carolina in Congress will come to a close at the end of this term,” Meadows said. “This was a decision I struggled with greatly.”

Unlike a number of other rats who have fled, it does not sound like Meadows is jumping ship entirely.

Get a load of this next part of the article:

“My work with President Trump and his administration is only beginning,” Meadows added. “This President has accomplished incredible results for the country in just 3 years, and I’m fully committed to staying in the fight with him and his team to build on those successes and deliver on his promises for the years to come. I’ve always said Congress is a temporary job, but the fight to return Washington, DC to its rightful owner, We The People, has only just begun.”

I am not precisely sure what that means but it could mean that Meadows is thinking of joining the next Trump administration if he should win again. 

If true that would mean that Meadows would be jumping from the frying pan directly into the fire. 

Of course, it is highly unlikely that there will even be a fire for Meadows to jump into after the 2020 election. 

Unless of course he knows something that we do not.