Trump meets with McCarthy after divisive Capitol siege, agrees to help GOP retake House in 2022
"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 PAC said.
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Former President Trump and House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy agreed Thursday in Florida to work together to help fellow Republicans get elected to Congress in the 2022 midterm elections, representatives for politicians said.
"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 PAC said. "They 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 meeting came just over a week after Trump concluded his four-year term as the nation's 45th commander-in-chief. Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as the nation's 46th president on Jan. 20.
Trump and McCarthy met at the former president's residence, Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Trump has reportedly been unhappy with McCarthy, of California, for allowing 10 House Republicans vote in favor of impeaching him after the Jan. 10 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building in which Trump supporters and others attempted to stop Congress from certifying Biden as president.
In a statement following the meeting, McCarthy said Trump "committed to helping elect Republicans in the House and Senate in 2022."
"A Republican majority will listen to our fellow Americans and solve the challenges facing our nation," he said. "Democrats, on the other hand, have only put forward an agenda that divides us – such as impeaching a president who is now a private citizen and destroying blue-collar energy jobs. For the sake of our country, the radical Democrat agenda must be stopped. A united conservative movement will strengthen the bonds of our citizens and uphold the freedoms our country was founded on."
Nicholas Ballasy of Just the News contributed to this report
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