Establishing credibility for Rep. Meadows can be difficult given his previous tendency to engage in inflammatory rhetoric and make unsubstantiated statements. Many of his statements have been controversial and have caused concern among certain groups. However, he has been seen to reach across the aisle in the past and be willing to work with others in order to work towards their shared goals. His commitment to staying in touch with constituents and advocating for their needs has been widely appreciated and could be a key to earning back credibility. Additionally, engaging with various media outlets to discuss his views in a responsible and respectful way can go a long way in helping him gain the trust of both constituents and other lawmakers.