Trump's ex-Hill chief returning as Pence's chief of staff

Posted at 11:25 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 11:25:14-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief liaison to Congress is returning to the White House as chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Marc Short will begin his new role in mid-March.

Short left the White House less than a year ago. He had worked for Pence and a group affiliated with the conservative Koch brothers' political operation before entering the White House.

Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, left the White House at the end of 2018 after turning down an offer to become Trump's chief of staff.

Sanders says Shahira Knight, who succeeded Short as director of legislative affairs, will continue to be Trump's chief emissary to Capitol Hill.