GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy meets with former President Trump

Former President Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., meet at Mar-a-lago Jan. 28, 2021. (Save America PAC)

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy met with former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, where the two decided to work together on the return of Republicans to the House in 2022.

The two had a “good and cordial” meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, said Trump’s Save America PAC.

“President Trump has agreed to work with Leader McCarthy on helping the Republican Party to become a majority in the House,” according to a statement from Trump-aligned Save America PAC. “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.”

Statement from President. Trump’s Save America PAC

Meanwhile, McCarthy tweeted after the meeting: “United and ready to win in ’22”

“For the sake of our country, the radical Democrat agenda must be stopped,” McCarthy said in a statement.  “A united conservative movement will strengthen the bonds of our citizens and uphold the freedoms our country was founded on.”

An aide familiar with the meeting told Fox News that the meeting was important to move the GOP forward. 

“They are catching up as McCarthy will be in the neighborhood,” the aide told Fox News. “They’ve been on good terms for a while, and that will be important for the party moving forward.”

On Thursday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), an ally of Trump, is scheduled to hold a rally in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in a bid to oust Cheney from her leadership role. Republicans in the House are slated next week to vote on whether to strip Cheney of her House leadership position.

“It was something that I did with a heavy heart, but I did with a real understanding of the seriousness and the gravity of the moment,” Cheney said the day of the vote to impeach Trump. “My oath to the Constitution is one I can’t walk away from, is one I can’t violate.”

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