Donald Trump Meets Republican Leaders to Devise Path to House Majority in 2022
Trump the strategy for immigration and election integrity was among topics
Donald Trump has met with top GOP leaders in Bedminster, New Jersey, to devise a path to secure the House majority in 2022.
Rep. Jim Banks (R-ID) and members of the caucus’s leadership discussed with Trump the strategy for immigration and election integrity.
Banks told the New York Post:
“We talked for most of the time about the work that the Republican Study Committee is doing to define the agenda for the future course of the Republican Party, which is fighting for the Trump agenda."
“We talked about our election integrity bill, The Save Democracy Act, which he was very supportive of, and we talked about what we’ve done to define immigration moving forward.”
“We spent nearly two hours with the President with President Trump, who’s in great spirits,” Banks said.
“We believe we take back the majority by focusing on the Trump agenda, and President Trump plays a big role in that,” Banks continued.
“He’s obviously planning to go out and hit the road and campaign for candidates who share our vision, and we were excited to talk to him about that.”
“I can say that members of our group are very encouraging, and if not encouraging him to run in 2024, encouraging him to continue to communicate with American people and engage with the American people,” he said.
“According to one source in the room, Trump referred to the Indiana Republican as the ‘new type of leader we need in the party,'” the Post reported.
In February, Banks said he was trying to “build a new conservative agenda.”
“What do I mean by that? A consensus conservative agenda that Republicans can rally around to refocus us again on the issues,” he said.
“At the same [time], we have to recognize we are at a new moment in American politics where the traditional conservative platform of the Republican Party is shifting."
“So it’s a recognition of the moment that the traditional Reagan-era platform of the Republican Party has to adapt to what we’ve learned in the Trump era,” he added.
Earlier this year, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told conservative Americans that Republicans must "get behind President Trump" if they want to win big in 2022.
“Every Republican should rally around it, and I think it will help us with Independents,” Graham told Hannity at the time.
“I’ve never felt better about President Trump’s leading the party than I do right now,” Graham revealed.