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Congressman McCarthy meets with former President Trump, discussed 2022 election

Local Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) traveled to Florida Thursday to meet with former President Donald Trump just days after his departure from the White House.
Posted at 2:49 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 17:49:46-05

Local Congressman and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) traveled to Florida Thursday to meet with former President Donald Trump just days after his departure from the White House.

McCarthy's Office stated the meeting was just a chance for the two to catch up, but that doesn't mean they didn't discuss the future of the Republican party.

In a statement, McCarthy said, "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."

“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.”
Rep. Kevin McCarthy