The Hill reports:
Former President Trump is expected to meet this week with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in Florida, a source familiar with the meeting confirmed to The Hill.
The rendezvous, which was first reported by Punchbowl News, comes as McCarthy attempts to manage simmering tensions within the House GOP caucus in the wake of the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol and Trump’s ensuing impeachment for his role in the mayhem.
The House GOP leader spent the last four years projecting unflinching loyalty to Trump while he was in the White House, positioning himself to take the Speaker’s gavel should the Republicans have taken back control of the House.
NEWS — 🕛 @PunchbowlNews Midday: “McCarthy huddling with Trump in Fla.”
— @GOPLeader is in S. Fla. and will meet with Trump tomorrow. McCarthy met with the mayor of Miami and is doing donor meetings.
— @TimRyan emails donors that he’s considering the a Senate race.
— Punchbowl News (@PunchbowlNews) January 27, 2021