Trump targets Cheney as he unites with McCarthy

According to a source, Trump has repeatedly questioned his Republican colleagues about efforts to remove Cheney from his leadership position and run a primary candidate against him. He is also showing his colleagues commissioned by the US PAC to show that Cheney’s impeachment vote has hurt him from standing in Wyoming, even talking to him on television about the vote. It has been urged to do.

Trump’s push is working to shore up his relationship with former president of minority leader Kevin McCarthy in the House, including a meeting with Trump on Thursday at his Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago. According to a readout provided by Save America, McCarthy and Trump discussed midterm elections in 2022. The statement claimed that Trump “agreed to work with leader McCarthy” on reclaiming a majority in the House for the GOP.

McCarthy confirmed on Thursday that Trump is “committed to helping elected Republicans in the House and Senate in 2022.”

But it is clear that Trump does not want Cheney to be part of the majority of that House. Cheney, the chair of the House Republican Conference, was one of 10 Republicans to vote for Trump’s impeachment on January 10. Trump’s allies within the GOP convention are helping punish Cheney.
Some in the Trump Freedom Caucus are circulating a petition designed to exclude Cheney from his leadership position. A Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Matt Getz of Florida was in Wyoming on Thursday to rally against Cheney. Getz told hundreds of rallies that he spoke to Trump “yesterday”, and he publicly shared some of Trump’s material.

Donald Trump Jr. called in the rally and noted the vote. Trump Jr. said the day before, “In favor of Liz Cheney only slightly worse than her father’s shooting skills,” the former president’s son tweeted.

“It’s time to take Rino out of the leadership of the GOP!” Trump Jr. wrote.

Cheney’s office did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

McCarthy has expressed his support for Cheney and warned his members against attacking his GOP colleagues who supported impeachment, asking him to “cut that shit” this week. But he also said he had “concerns” about Cheney’s vote on impeachment and claimed that he did not know of his status “prematurely”.
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“So I support him, but I think he has a lot of questions to answer at the conference,” McCarthy said in an interview with Gray TV on Sunday.

The meeting between Trump and McCarthy was a notable move for the California Republican, who said on the House floor on January 13 that Trump “bears responsibility” for the deadly storm of the US Capitol. McCarthy himself faces pressure from GOP donors and others in the party to distance himself from the former president following the January 6 attack.

A source close to him reported that CNN McCarthy had been warned against “creeping back to Trump”, while another source said he was told the Florida trip would make him look weak.

But in reestablishing his relationship with Trump, McCarthy is considering whether he will get back to the House and possibly inspire him to speak. Sources told CNN that he is eager to reestablish himself with Trump after corporate donors – including American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Commerce Bank, Dow and Marriott – suspended PAC donations to members of Congress Hai, who has so far objected to certifying the election. Joe Biden.

Thursday’s Mar-a-Lago meeting reflects a sentiment among some Republicans in Washington that Trump is an eccentric power within the party and that the former president is an electoral asset, even though Trump with his presidency’s lowest approval rating A CNN election earlier this month accordingly.

The statement from the group said, “President Trump’s popularity has never been stronger than it is today, and his support means there will probably be more support at any time”.

This report was contributed by CNN’s Katelyn Collins, David Wright, Dana Bash and Danila Diaz.


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