It was announced late last week that Patrick Parsons, chief of staff to Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is stepping down from his Capitol Hill post to work on behalf of conservative, “America First” political candidates, as the Washington Examiner reported.
Greene herself took to Twitter to publicize the news, saying, “I want to thank my Chief of Staff, Patrick Parsons, for helping me take the fight to the Socialist Democrats as I’ve transitioned into Congress.”
A statement was also issued by Parsons in which the former gun-rights advocate confirmed his forthcoming job change, praised his soon-to-be-former boss, and described what he believes are the greatest challenges facing the country today.
Parsons began by stating, “The opportunity to have helped elect and serve as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been the highlight of my professional career.”
The outgoing chief of staff made no secret of the high esteem in which he holds the Georgia legislator, adding, “Marjorie Taylor Greene is an America First superstar who has become one of the leading policy-influencers in our party today. She’s shaken up Washington, D.C., stood up to the Swamp and her own conference, disrupted business as usual, and showed Republicans how to fight and never back down.”
Though he did not provide specifics about the next stop on his professional journey, Parsons said that “America needs hundreds more MTGs in Congress and all levels of public service, and I’m going to help get them there,” hinting at what sounded to be a campaign-type role.
In keeping with the type of proclamations for which Greene is well-known, Parsons opined, “Americans are seeing our freedoms threatened and taken away by the Communist Biden Administration running our nation today,” further declaring, “I can do more to stop that threat working on the outside than in Congress.”
In just the eight months since her arrival in D.C., Greene has earned a reputation as a conservative firebrand unafraid of courting controversy with her outspoken style and aggressive advocacy for the impeachment of President Joe Biden, something for which she has introduced formal House resolutions on multiple occasions.
While it remained unclear whether Greene has already tapped a replacement for Parsons, there is little doubt that whomever she selects will be someone as fully committed to the “America First” principles to which she has given enthusiastic voice since taking office in January.