While Democrats in Congress are moving full steam ahead on President Joe Biden’s new liberal agenda, Republicans are already looking forward to the 2022 midterm elections in hopes of retaking control of the House for themselves.
Now, the GOP has just gotten a big boost. In a statement Thursday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) confirmed that President Donald Trump will be hitting the campaign trail for Republican candidates two years from now.
“Today, President Trump committed to helping elect Republicans in the House and Senate in 2022,” McCarthy wrote.
“A Republican majority will listen to our fellow Americans and solve the challenges facing our nation,” he added. “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”
McCarthy also said Thursday that “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,” he wrote.
McCarthy also mentioned Trump’s successes in his Thursday statement, intimating that the former president stumping for the GOP will make a big impact on the 2022 race.
“House Republicans and the Trump administration achieved historic results for all Americans,” McCarthy said.
“We were able to do this because we listened to and understood the concerns of our fellow citizens that had long been ignored,” the congressman added. “As a result, House Republicans defied the experts and the media by expanding our growing coalition across the country.”
Trump to stump for GOP
The statement from McCarthy may help quell fears among some in the GOP that Trump had plans to leave Republicans and start his own new political party. The New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman had previously reported that such a move isn’t on the former president’s agenda.
The journalist wrote in a tweet Sunday that the former president “is making clear to people he isn’t pursuing” any plans for a new party.
Instead, Haberman claimed that Trump has decided to target those in Congress who he believes were insufficiently loyal by supporting primary challenges against them. She said he “has started to believe there are fewer votes to convict than there would have been if the vote had been held almost immediately after Jan. 6,” when a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in a deadly riot.