Former President Donald Trump met with House of Representatives Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday and agreed to help Republicans win back the majority in the House, Trump's political action committee Save America PAC said.
"President Trump has agreed to work with Leader McCarthy on helping the Republican Party to become a majority in the House," Save America said in a statement. It said the meeting at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida "was a very good and cordial one."
Later, McCarthy himself issued the following statement:
“House Republicans and the Trump administration achieved historic results for all Americans. We were able to do this because we listened to and understood the concerns of our fellow citizens that had long been ignored. As a result, House Republicans defied the experts and the media by expanding our growing coalition across the country.
“Today, President 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. 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.”
Earlier in the day, Newsmax reported that Corey Lewandowski, a longtime adviser to Trump, had confirmed that the former president intends to be “actively involved” in the Republican Party.
Lewandowski made his comments during a Fox News interview.
"The president continues to have enormous support and approval among Republican primary voters," he said. "He continues to have hundreds of millions of dollars in his campaign account, which he can utilize. And he will continue to be actively involved in recruiting candidates and holding elected officials accountable for their votes."
Lewandowski managed Trump's 2016 presidential primary campaign and was an adviser on his 2020 reelection campaign.
He said he expects all 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to get primary challenges.
Newsmax's Jeffrey Rodack contributed to this report.
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