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Remembrance of House Coups Past

Mick Mulvaney
Mick Mulvaney, founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and Donald Trump’s third chief of staff. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images
Tara Palmeri
December 5, 2022

Earlier this morning, I caught up with Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trump’s third chief of staff, who resigned from his post as envoy to Northern Ireland on the day after the January 6 riot at the Capitol. Mulvaney, of course, isn’t merely an expert on Trump and Trumpworld; he’s also a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, which is currently hellbent on quashing Kevin McCarthy’s leadership bid. It seemed like a good time to chat and get Mulvaney’s perspective on how the negotiations might play out.