Former President Donald Trump struck a deal with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to help Republicans win back the majority in the House.
The pair met in Florida on Thursday, nearly a week after Trump left Washington, D.C., on the same day of President Biden’s inauguration.
“President Trump has agreed to work with Leader McCarthy on helping the Republican Party to become a majority in the House,” Trump’s Save America political action committee said in a statement.
The PAC said the meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach “was a very good and cordial one,” adding the primary subject centered on the GOP’s goal to win the majority in House in 2022.
“[The Republican Party] worked very well together in the last election and picked up at least 15 seats when most predicted it would be the opposite. They will do so again, and the work has already started,” the readout said.
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McCarthy also released a statement about the meeting with Trump, echoing calls for Republicans to commit to winning the House in 2022. “A united conservative movement will strengthen the bonds of our citizens and uphold the freedoms our country was founded on,” the California Republican said.
The House minority leader also accused Democrats of putting forth an agenda to “divide us,” referencing the post-presidential Senate impeachment trial of Trump and “destroying blue-collar energy jobs,” a jab at the Biden administration’s 60-day moratorium on oil and gas leasing.
Trump left office under the shadow of a historic second impeachment. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach him on a charge of incitement of insurrection in connection to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, and Trump faces a Senate trial set to begin next month.
McCarthy argues that convicting Trump would only damage efforts of unifying the country, suggesting alternative consequences such as a censure.
Author: Kaelan Deese
Source: Washington Examiner: Trump meets with Kevin McCarthy and commits to 2022 fight for GOP House majority