House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is meeting with Donald Trump today in South Florida, according to an aide for Trump. McCarthy was in Florida fundraising on Wednesday.
The meeting was initiated by McCarthy, a person familiar with the meeting said, and is part of an effort to get back into the good graces of the former president.
McCarthy is thought to be looking for a source of funding after corporate donors American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Commerce Bank, Dow and Marriott suspended donations to members of Congress who objected to certifying the election results.
McCarthy also was reported to tell his party members to quit attacking each other and causing division in the party. He warned that a GOP vs GOP battle only benefits Democrats, so “cut that crap out.”